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Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Home

on Kearsley Street

 
 
Home on Kearsley Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 28, 2019
1. Home on Kearsley Street Marker
Inscription.  
Kearsley Street was home to many automotive leaders
through the early decades of the 20th Century. The street was lined with their large Victorian homes, like Whaley House you see here. Dallas Dort and Charles Mott built large country estates on the street's east end. Kearsley Street lost some of its luster in the late 1920s as Flint's wealthy auto barons instead began building in the Woodcroft Estates neighborhood off of Miller Road on the west side of the city.

You Auto Know
David Buick, Walter Chrysler, J. Dallas Dort, Charles Stewart Mott, and James Whiting all had homes on Kearsley Street.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.202′ N, 83° 41.037′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Kearsley Street and Chavez Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Kearsley
Home on Kearsley Street Marker - upper left image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Flint Journal.
2. Home on Kearsley Street Marker - upper left image
James Whiting, president of the Flint Wagon Works, lived next door to Robert Whaley, president of Citizens Bank. The homes were connected in the 1940s to become McFarlan Home, a residence for women.
Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 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. Whaley House / Robert J. Whaley (a few steps from this marker); Flint Automobile Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josiah Dallas Dort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flint (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); The Demonstration Garden (approx. half a mile away); The Heart of the Farm (approx. half a mile away); Applewood Estate (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Home on Kearsley Street Marker - upper right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Sloan Museum, Flint.
3. Home on Kearsley Street Marker - upper right image
Kearsley Street, 1908.
Home on Kearsley Street Marker - lower right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Sloan Museum, Flint.
4. Home on Kearsley Street Marker - lower right image
C. S. Mott's first house on Kearsley Street. Long before C. S. Mott resided at Applewood, he had a much humbler home. The home was demolished for the UM-Flint [University of Michigan-Flint] campus.
Home on Kearsley Street Marker and Whaley House image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 28, 2019
5. Home on Kearsley Street Marker and Whaley House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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