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

Charles Stewart Mott

Building the Community

 
 
Charles Stewart Mott Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
1. Charles Stewart Mott Marker
Inscription.  In 1905, Charles Stewart Mott moved his Weston-Mott Company from upstate New York to Flint
to make automobile axles for Billy Durant's new Buick Motor Company. By 1913, Weston-Mott was purchased by General Motors. For another 60 years, until his death at age 97, Mott lived a life of extraordinary leadership and giving. In Flint, he served three terms as mayor and established the Charles Steward Mott Foundation in 1926. Mott and the Foundation donated land and funding to form the Flint Cultural Center, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan-Flint. Mott also helped to develop a Flint model of community education that has been replicated around the world. In its first 90 years, the Mott Foundation made grants totaling over $3 billion.

You Auto Know Mott was the longest-serving director on the board of the General Motors Corporation, from 1913 to 1973.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
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43° 0.982′ N, 83° 41.451′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is on Saginaw Street near East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 E Kearsley 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. A different marker also named Charles Stewart Mott (here, next to this marker); David Buick (here, next to this marker); William "Billy" Durant (here, next to this marker); David Dunbar Buick (here, next to this marker); William C. Durant (here, next to this marker); Automotive Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Louis Chevrolet (a few steps from this marker); Vehicle City Arches (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
 
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Charles Stewart Mott Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
2. Charles Stewart Mott Marker
Charles Stewart Mott image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
3. Charles Stewart Mott
Inset photo(bottom center) caption: Charles Stewart Mott shortly after moving to Flint in 1905. Photo courtesy of the Kettering University Archives, Flint.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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