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

Charles Stewart Mott

June 2, 1875 - February 18, 1973

 
 
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Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
1. Charles Stewart Mott Marker
Inscription.  C.S. Mott, Flint's leading philanthropist, moved his axle firm here from Utica, N.Y., in 1906. He was encouraged by Buick's W.C. Durant, who created General Motors in 1908. Mott became a GM Vice President, served as chief of its advisory board and was a GM director for a record 60 years. He built a fortune and created the Mott Foundation. It became famous for funding a plan to extend school hours for youth and adult education and recreation. His foundation continues to serve people in flint and worldwide.

In a monumental career, Mott, a Spanish-American war veteran, was Flint mayor three times. his foundation helped build Flint's Cultural Center, Mott Community College, The University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Children's Health Center as well as Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. When he died at 97, C.S. Mott was the last of the auto industry's pioneer leaders.

Sculptor: Joseph D. and Zadra Rundell
 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1875.
 
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43° 0.981′ N, 83° 41.451′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Saginaw Street and East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling east on Saginaw Street. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Automotive Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Vehicle City Arches (a few steps from this marker); Louis Chevrolet (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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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