Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Flint Automobile Company
Starting with A. B. C.
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Hardy was vacationing in Europe when he noticed the advancements being made there in automobiles. Hardy realized the auto's potential in America, but was unable to convince Flint's carriage makers to turn to automobile production. On his own, Hardy founded the Flint Automobile Company in 1901.
Hardy's company, located at 100 Mill Street,
employed six men and produced just 52 autos before the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers sued, claiming patent infringement. Hardy closed his business rather than fight the lawsuit.
You Auto Know
Hardy's Flint Automobile Company was the first car manufacturer in Flint.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 43° 1.301′ N, 83° 40.872′ W. Marker is in Flint, MichiganTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 923 East Kearsley Street, Flint MI 48503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Josiah Dallas Dort (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whaley House / Robert J. Whaley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flint (approx. 0.2 miles away); Applewood Estate (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heart of the Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Demonstration Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gatehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
Also see . . . Durant-Dort Carriage Company. Wikipedia article that includes a paragraph about Alexander Brownell Cullen Hardy and A.B.C. Hardy's Flint Automobile Company. (Submitted on December 23, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.