Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
David Dunbar Buick
September 17, 1854 - March 5, 1929
In November 1904, James Whiting, Flint Wagon Works manager, turned over Buick operations to William "Billy" Durant, Flint's carriage "king". Super-salesman Durant made Buick a big success and 1908 used Buick as the cornerstone when he founded General Motors.
David Buick had left the Buick firm by 1910 and died in relative obscurity in Detroit in 1929. In recognition of his work in creating the first of millions of Buick crs, he was named to the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1974.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1854.
Location. 43° 0.984′ N, 83° 41.454′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Saginaw Street and East Kearsley Street, on the right 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. William "Billy" Durant (here, next to this marker); William C. Durant (here, next to this marker); David Buick (here, next to this marker); Charles Stewart Mott (here, next to this marker); Automotive Pioneers (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Charles Stewart Mott (here, next to this marker); Louis Chevrolet (a few steps from this marker); Albert Champion (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on August 23, 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.