Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Josiah Dallas Dort
Committed to Flint
Josiah Dallas Dort took care of much more than business.
Dort was a founding partner of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company and later a president of Dort Motor Car Company. But he was also actively involved in the Flint Institute of Music, the Industrial Mutual Association, and the city's parks. Until his death in 1925, Dort encouraged young people to accept leadership positions in the community and urged corporations to donate land for public use.
"Nothing could possibly mean more to me than Flint."
Josiah Dallas Dort, 1919
You Auto Know
The preserved Durant-Dort office building and factory building are located on Water Street in downtown Flint.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 43° 1.352′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 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. Flint (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flint Automobile Company (about 600 feet away); Applewood Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Heart of the Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gatehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Demonstration Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whaley House / Robert J. Whaley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
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Also see . . . J. Dallas Dort. Article about Dort on the Genesee County Historical Society's website. (Submitted on December 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on August 27, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.