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

Otto P. Graff

Building a Business in Flint

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
1. Otto P. Graff Marker
Inscription.  He knew the business of selling cars, and the Graff name has been prominent in Flint, Michigan for a century. In 1914, Otto P. Graff was the Genesee County Treasurer when he jumped at the chance to open a Ford dealership in Flint. He sold over 150 Model Ts in his first years and within ten years his business was selling over 2,000 cars a year. By 1927, Otto P. Graff, Inc. was selling and servicing Ford and Lincoln-Mercury vehicles, even Fordson tractors. Since his retirement in the 1950s, generations of the Graff family have continued to serve the Flint Community.

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Graff is one of Michigan's oldest family-owned car dealerships, now in its fourth generation, selling GM and other brands at various locations.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 43° 0.752′ N, 83° 41.26′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
2. Otto P. Graff Marker
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East Court Street and Saginaw Street, on the left when traveling west on East Court Street. Located at NW corner of the Genesee County Motor Pool. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Court St, Flint MI 48502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Genesee County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Emma Edmonds / Franklin Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Resisting Slavery / Robert J. Cromwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Genesee County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Vehicle City (about 600 feet away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Court Street United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
3. Otto P. Graff
Base of Otto P. Graff statue at marker location
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
4. Otto P. Graff Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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