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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Genesee County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Genesee County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Genesee County, MI (134) Lapeer County, MI (39) Livingston County, MI (65) Oakland County, MI (414) Saginaw County, MI (49) Shiawassee County, MI (35) Tuscola County, MI (34)  GeneseeCounty(134) Genesee County (134)  LapeerCounty(39) Lapeer County (39)  LivingstonCounty(65) Livingston County (65)  OaklandCounty(414) Oakland County (414)  SaginawCounty(49) Saginaw County (49)  ShiawasseeCounty(35) Shiawassee County (35)  TuscolaCounty(34) Tuscola County (34)
Flint is the county seat for Genesee County
Adjacent to Genesee County, Michigan
      Lapeer County (39)  
      Livingston County (65)  
      Oakland County (414)  
      Saginaw County (49)  
      Shiawassee County (35)  
      Tuscola County (34)  
 
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1Michigan, Genesee County, Burton — Burton Rotary Pavilion
On Manor Drive near South Center Road.
This Burton Rotary Club Pavilion was the dream of Judge Richard L. Hughes, Burton Rotary President July 1, 1998. to June 30, 1999. With the help of fellow rotarians Auldin Nelson, who did the architecture design; John Matonich, who developed the . . . Map (db m182443) WM
2Michigan, Genesee County, Burton — Burton Veterans Memorial
On Manor Drive near South Center Road, on the right when traveling east.
This memorial dedicated on this day, May 26, 1997, in memory of all veterans who served with honor and gallantry in the armed forces of the United States. It was built to complete a dream of P.F.C. Alfred L. Hindes, Army R.T. to see it built; the . . . Map (db m182442) WM
3Michigan, Genesee County, Clio — L586 — Clio Depot
On West Vienna Street near Railway Street, on the left when traveling east.
In 1862 the Flint Pere Marquette Railroad built its original 26.1-mile section of track from Saginaw to Mount Morris. It selected Clio, originally known as Varna, as a railroad station location. The area around Varna was covered with white pine. The . . . Map (db m138086) HM
4Michigan, Genesee County, Clio — The American Legion Memorial Highway
Near Interstate 75, 1.4 miles south of Vienna Road (State Route 57), on the right when traveling south.
A Tribute to One-Hundred Years of Dedication to The Principles of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy 1919-2019Map (db m161363) HM
5Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1834 Clark Dibble Settlement
Near East Ellen Street.
This is where it all began—the site on which the first settler, Clark Dibble, built a small home and mill dam, naming the town "Dibbleville".Map (db m94779) HM
6Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1834-Site of First Log House
On West Shiawassee Avenue (Business U.S. 23) at South Adelaide Street (Business U.S. 23), on the left when traveling east on West Shiawassee Avenue.
1834-Site of first log house (built by Dustin Cheney) 1835-The first Dibbleville child, Harrison Cheney was born on this site. 1851-Ben Birdsall residence 1891-A. J. Phillips residence In memory of Jack R. WinegardenMap (db m142288) HM
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7Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1837 Public Square
On West Elizabeth Street at Henry Street, on the left when traveling east on West Elizabeth Street.
Dedicated on the first 4th of July celebration in 1837, the public square was used for town meetings and Civil War troops were mustered here.Map (db m178325) HM
8Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office
On South Leroy Street at West Shiawassee Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
Judge LeRoy was the first Attorney General for the State of Michigan. Upper Level 1868-Fenton Independent newspaper 1869-Ladies Literary & Library AssociationMap (db m94727) HM
9Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills
Near East Ellen Street.
The flouring mill produced 120 barrels of flour a day. It stood on the site where the Fenton City Hall is now.Map (db m94776) HM
10Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — 1889 A.J. Phillips Work Office
On Mill Street at South Leroy Streeet, on the left when traveling west on Mill Street.
Initially producing wood products, Mr. Phillips invented the sliding window screen. The demand prompted a huge factory complex covering 12 acres. 1913-The factory was sold to Henry C. Koppin to hand assemble the "Fenton Cyclecar".Map (db m94737) HM
11Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L437 — Dibbleville
On South Leroy Street, 0.3 miles south of Silver Lake Road, on the right when traveling south.
Clark Dibble came here from New York State in 1834 and laid claim to forty acres of government land. Known as Dibbleville, this area was Fenton’s original business district. It encompasses the A. J. Phillips Library, two churches and two commercial . . . Map (db m153551) HM
12Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Dibbleville Business District I
On South Leroy Street, 0.1 miles north of West Shiawassee Road, on the left when traveling south.
A Methodist, Rev. Washington Jackson, preached the first sermon in Dibbleville on this site in 1837 where a log cabin initially stood. 1 1868-Wilmont Groceries & Drugs 2 1868-James Bussey Hardware 3 1871-Butcher's Meat Market 4 . . . Map (db m178132) HM
13Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Dibbleville Business District II
On South Leroy Street at West Shiawassee Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
"The Andrews Block" built by Clark Andrews in 1867
  1. 1869-Booth & Boutell Books & Watches
  2. 1869-Anderson's Mens Clothes
  3. 1872-Johnson's Crockery & Millinery
  4. 1869-Adams Hardware & Stoves
Map (db m94728) HM
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14Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L164 — Fenton House
On North Leroy Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Leroy Street.
Constructed soon after the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad reached town in 1855, this hotel has been a favorite resting and dining spot for over a century. It was said in 1883 that the guests were "entertained in a style unsurpassed in many large . . . Map (db m94761) HM
15Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L1387 — Fenton United Methodist Church
On South Leroy Street, 0.1 miles south of Silver Lake Road.
In March 1837 the Reverend Washington Jackson formed a Methodist congregation in Dibbleville (present-day Fenton) at the home of Levi Warren. Warren donated land and the first church was built in 1853. Its brick walls collapsed during the . . . Map (db m94759) HM
16Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Freedom Park Civil War Memorial
On West Elizabeth Street at West Shiawassee Avenue (Business U.S. 23), on the left when traveling east on West Elizabeth Street.
In memory of Union Veterans Civil War 1861-1865Map (db m178165) WM
17Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Freedom Park World War I Memorial
On West Elizabeth Street at West Shiawassee Avenue (Business U.S. 23), on the left when traveling east on West Elizabeth Street.
In memory of our heroes in the World War 1914 - 1918 Who fought for liberty and humanityMap (db m189661) WM
18Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Oakwood Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Near Davis Street, 0.1 miles south of West Rockwell Street when traveling south.
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat the soldier's last tattoo. No more on ife's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few on fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents to spread and glory guards, with solemn round the bivouac . . . Map (db m178156) WM
19Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L2058 — Old Prospect Hill Cemetery
Near Davis Street, 0.1 miles W. Shiawassee Ave. when traveling south.
Many of Fenton’s early developers, politicians, businessmen, and veterans are interred in this cemetery, which was established in 1834. Clark Dibble, who made the first land purchase in present-day Fenton in 1834, and Dustin Cheney, who accompanied . . . Map (db m153632) HM
20Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — Riggs Hotel
On South Leroy Street at East Shiawassee Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
1837-Riggs Hotel 1900-A.J. Phillips Private Office 1906-A.J. Phillips Library 1987-A.J. Phillips Fenton MuseumMap (db m94732) HM
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21Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L2019 — Saint Jude's Episcopal Church
On South Leroy Street at East Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling south on South Leroy Street.
On May 3, 1858, the Reverend Henry Banwell held Fenton's first Episcopal service for the Ladies Mite Society. The society formally organized as Saint Jude's Episcopal Church on July 18, 1859. In 1860 members built their first church on this site, . . . Map (db m94716) HM
22Michigan, Genesee County, Fenton — L0279 — Tom Walker's Grist Mill
On Parshallville Road near Cullen Road, on the right when traveling west.
This mill, one of the last water-powered grist mills to operate in Michigan, was built in 1869. It was purchased by Tom Walker and John Browning for $10,000 in 1878. From then on the Walker family was involved with the mill for three generations. . . . Map (db m178068) HM
23Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — "Billy" Durantand the Birth of General Motors
Near West Water Street near Lyon Street.
He knew what worked. Billy Durant had the experience of the carriage industry and his success with the Buick Motor Company. In 1908, he set out to form General Motors by acquiring Oldsmobile, based in Lansing, and on September 16, 1908 the . . . Map (db m182332) HM
24Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Albert ChampionThe Name Behind the Spark Plug
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
The Frenchman first came to the United States in 1904 as an international champion bicycle racer, and became involved with automobiles. In Boston in 1905, Albert Champion partnered with early Buick dealer Frank Stranahan in founding the Albert . . . Map (db m180208) HM
25Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S513 — Applewood Estate
On Albert R. Horrigan Drive, 0.1 miles south of Robert T. Longway Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
Side 1 In 1905 William Durant of the Buick Motor Company asked wheel and axle manufacturer Charles Stewart Mott (1875-1973) to build axles in Flint. The Mott family and business had moved from Utica, New York, to Flint by 1907. In 1913 . . . Map (db m142480) HM
26Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S513 — Applewood Estate
On East Kearsley Street at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on East Kearsley Street.
Side 1 In 1905 William Durant of the Buick Motor Company asked wheel and axle manufacturer Charles Stewart Mott (1875-1973) to build axles in Flint. The Mott family and business had moved from Utica, New York, to Flint by 1907. In 1913 . . . Map (db m142532) HM
27Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — At Their SideThe Women's Emergency Brigade
On North Chevrolet Avenue near Hasselbring Street, on the left when traveling north.
They didn't know what would happen. Workers' wives, girlfriends, and mothers supported the strikers during the Flint Sit-Down Strike. The Women's Emergency Brigade was formed after a street dance December 31, 1936 in front of the Fisher Body . . . Map (db m180539) HM
28Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Automotive PioneersHonoring Flint's Industrial Heritage
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
They were there at the beginning, applying their skills and ideas to Flint's early automotive industry in times of breathtaking change and risk. Because of people like William "Billy” Durant, David Buick, and Louis Chevrolet, Flint became . . . Map (db m180216) HM
29Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1914 — Berston Field House and Playground
On Saginaw Street at East Pasadena Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
Berston Field House and Playground has served Flint citizens as an important recreation center since it opened in 1923. Designed by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, city planning firm of John Nolen, it was developed on land deeded to the city of Flint . . . Map (db m179964) HM
30Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Birthplace of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
On Beaver Drive, on the left when traveling west.
This Tablet Marks the Birthplace of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf This society had its origin in a lodge of the Coming Men of America formed among the Older Boys of the Michigan School For the Deaf wherein the idea of . . . Map (db m178342) HM
31Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Body By FisherGM and Fisher Body Corporation
On North Chevrolet Avenue near Hasselbring Street, on the left when traveling north.
General Motors wanted quality When GM acquired complete ownership of Fisher Body Corporation in 1926, the company already had the largest and best-equipped body-building plants in the world. To replace bodies shipped up from Detroit, Fisher . . . Map (db m180543) HM
32Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Bold MovesBringing Buick to Flint
On Lyon Street at West Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Lyon Street.
It was a time of great risk and adaptation. As the region's forests were exhausted in the late 1800s, the Flint-based lumber firm of Begole, Fox and Company reinvented itself as the Flint Wagon Works. In 1903 the company decided to enter the . . . Map (db m180138) HM
33Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — BoomtownThe Nation Comes to Flint
On James P Cole Boulevard near East Hamilton Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Booming factories created jobs and opportunities. The world came to Flint in search of work, and people from many nationalities and ethnicities found employment here. Within the United States, a great migration of African Americans and whites . . . Map (db m181148) HM
34Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Carriage Towncrossroads of American industry
On West Water Street at Lyon Street, on the right when traveling east on West Water Street.
The history of Carriage Town spans the centuries from its simple beginnings as a river crossing for American Indians, to fur trading, lumbering, and eventually an industrial manufacturing center for carriages and automobiles. Here history also spans . . . Map (db m179967) HM
35Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Charles KetteringThe Hands of the Inventor
On North Chevrolet Avenue at Bluff Street, on the left on North Chevrolet Avenue.
He advocated hands-on education through his life. Combining electrical engineering education with rich work experience, in 1909 Charles Kettering co-founded DELCO where he invented the automotive electric starter and lighting system that . . . Map (db m181029) HM
36Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Charles Stewart MottBuilding the Community
On Saginaw Street near East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling east.
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 . . . Map (db m180035) HM
37Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Charles Stewart MottJune 2, 1875 - February 18, 1973
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling east on Saginaw Street.
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 . . . Map (db m180036) HM
38Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1397 — Charles W. Nash
On Mason Street, 0.1 miles north of West Water Street, on the left when traveling north.
This Queen Anne style house, built circa 1890, was owned by automotive pioneer Charles W. Nash (1864-1948). Born in Illinois, Nash worked on area farms before forming a successful hay-processing firm, “Adams and Nash,” in 1882. He was hired by the . . . Map (db m179966) HM
39Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Chevrolet EmpireAlong the Flint River
On North Chevrolet Avenue near Hasselbring Street, on the left.
This area gained the name "Chevy-in-the-hole" because it was located in the valley along the Flint River west of downtown. To the east, across Chevrolet Avenue, you can see the site of this development. Billy Durant had grand ambitions for . . . Map (db m180541) HM
40Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0543 — Civic Park
On West Dayton Street at Dayton Place, on the right when traveling east on West Dayton Street.
In 1916, as a flood of new workers for Flint’s automobile factories caused housing shortages, the directors of the Flint Board of Commerce formed the Civic Building Association. The association had built 133 houses on 400 acres of farmland by . . . Map (db m180450) HM
41Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L0826 — Community Presbyterian Church
On West Dayton Street at Chevrolet Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Dayton Street.
The Community Presbyterian Church grew out of the Civic Park community, which General Motors established in 1919 through its Modern Housing Corporation to provide housing for its Flint workers. Several Presbyterian families in the area first met in . . . Map (db m180449) HM
42Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L0736 — Court Street United Methodist Church(First Methodist)
On West Court Street at West Mitchell Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Court Street.
In 1834 circuit rider Bradford Frazee held the first Methodist service in Flint. The following year, William Brockway, of the Saginaw Mission, established regular services in Wait Beach’s barroom. In 1836 the class of nine persons organized as the . . . Map (db m178345) HM
43Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Creating an All-American City
On East Kearsley Street at Wallenberg Street, on the right when traveling east on East Kearsley Street.
Relationships have made this city great. During the city's prosperous and close relationship with General Motors, Flint could claim to be one of the most thriving cities in the United States. Relationships within the community were tested by the . . . Map (db m178448) HM
44Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — David BuickForgotten Inventor, Enduring Name
On Saginaw Street near East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north.
He was unknown to most people when he died in Detroit. Born in Scotland in 1854, in early adulthood he achieved success in Detroit with patents for plumbing fixtures. But he was drawn to gasoline engines, and by 1902 he had invented the . . . Map (db m180139) HM
45Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — David Dunbar BuickSeptember 17, 1854 - March 5, 1929
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling east on Saginaw Street.
Scottish-born David Buick, Detroit plumbing executive turned engine builder, came to Flint when his Buick Motor Company was sold in 1903 to Flint Wagon Works leaders. In 1904, David's company built 37 Buick cars, equipped with soon-famous . . . Map (db m180140) HM
46Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Durant And DortFlint's Blue Ribbon Team
On Lyon Street near West Water Street, on the right when traveling north.
They were a remarkable partnership. William Crapo Durant and Josiah Dallas Dort transformed the small Flint Road Cart Company into the giant Durant-Dort Carriage Company. The company's vast production helped make Flint one of the world's . . . Map (db m182342) HM
47Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L0848 — First National Bank of Flint
On Saginaw Street at West First Street, on the right when traveling south on Saginaw Street.
From its founding in 1864 through its closing in 1933 during the Great Depression, the First National Bank played a significant role in its home city´s development. The bank made loans and extended lines of credit to several fledgling motor . . . Map (db m178449) HM
48Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — FlintCollege and Cultural Center
On East Kearsley Street at Forest Street, on the left when traveling east on East Kearsley Street.
Creating a cultural core for the city, the Flint College and Cultural Center was established in the 1950s. C. S. Mott donated 36 acres of his land for the complex, which now includes Mott Community College and the University of . . . Map (db m143624) HM
49Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Flint Automobile CompanyStarting with A. B. C.
On East Kearsley Street west of Crapo Street, on the left when traveling east.
Could it be done here? Hardy was vacationing in Europe when he noticed the advancements being made there in automobiles. Hardy realized the auto's potential in America, but was unable to convince Flint's carriage makers to turn to . . . Map (db m143768) HM
50Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0497 — Flint Industry / GM Sit-Down Strike
On North Chevrolet Avenue near Hasselbring Street, on the left when traveling north.
Flint Industry From 1910 through the 1980s, automobile and parts manufacturing dominated Flint industry. Like the saw and flour mills that preceded them, the factories were centered west of downtown in the Flint River valley. Industry began . . . Map (db m180537) HM
51Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1395 — Flint Road Cart Factory / Durant-Dort Carriage Factory No. 1
On West Water Street at Lyon Street, on the right when traveling east on West Water Street.
Flint Road Cart Factory This one-story mill was built in the early 1880s as part of an unsuccessful effort to diversify the Flint Woolen Mills. In 1886 J. Dallas Dort and Billy Durant began leasing it to manufacture road carts. By the end of . . . Map (db m182343) HM
52Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Fun and Games
Near East Kearsley Street south of Walnut Street.
Applewood included special places for recreation, which this competitive and athletic family greatly enjoyed. C.S. Mott often invited colleagues and community leaders over to play tennis, squash, and other games. A former physical education and . . . Map (db m142700) HM
53Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — GatehouseApplewood's Staff
Near East Kearsley Street south of Walnut Street.
This large estate and farm required a staff to maintain it. The Motts employed many people over the years. Some lived on the estate with their families in this gatehouse and elsewhere on the property. The Farmer Lived Here This . . . Map (db m142557) HM
54Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Genesee County Civil War Memorial
On Saginaw Street at West Court Street (State Highway 21), on the left when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
1861-1865 In memory of Gov. Crapo Post G.A.R. No. 145 and Womans Relief Corps No. 23Map (db m182481) WM
55Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1678 — Genesee County Courthouse
On Saginaw Street south of West Court Street (State Highway 21), on the right when traveling south.
Genesee County was organized on March 8, 1836. The previous year the territorial legislature had stipulated that the county seat would be located on the west side of the Saginaw Turnpike “on lands recently deeded by John Todd and wife” . . . Map (db m121216) HM
56Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Genesee County Veterans Memorial
On Saginaw Street at Martin Luther King Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Saginaw Street.
To the heroes of all wars Forever honoring all the men and women of Genesee County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States in time of war Dedicated May 30, 1951Map (db m182993) HM
57Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — George Washington Elm Tree
Near Beach Street near West Union Street.
This Elm Tree Dedicated In Honor Of The Bicentennial Of The Birth Of George WashingtonMap (db m182331) HM
58Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0593 — Glenwood Cemetery
On West Court Street at Farnum Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Court Street.
Glenwood Cemetery was established in 1857. It is one of only a few mid-nineteenth-century Michigan cemeteries to feature a rolling landscape with winding roadways. The original cemetery, the western section of the present grounds, displays a broad . . . Map (db m178338) HM
59Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S579 — Henry Howland Crapo / Willson Park
On East 1st Street at Wallenberg Street, on the right when traveling west on East 1st Street.
Henry Howland Crapo Near this site stood the home of Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869). Born in Massachusetts, Crapo in 1858 moved his family to Flint, where he had invested in timber land. Here, he developed a prosperous lumbering business, . . . Map (db m178409) HM
60Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Homeon Kearsley Street
On East Kearsley Street at Chavez Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Kearsley Street.
Kearsley Street was home to many automotive leaders through the early decades of the 20th Century. The street was lined with their large Victorian homes, like Whaley House you see here. Dallas Dort and Charles Mott built large country . . . Map (db m143842) HM
61Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — J. Dallas Dort1861-1925
On Lyon Street at West Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Lyon Street.
Durant Dort Carriage Company Dort Motor Car Company He Was Dedicated To The Welfare Of The People Of Flint. "Flint's Most Beloved Citizen" Flint Daily Journal - May 1925 Derek Wernher - Schulptor Woodrow S. Stanley Mayor, City of . . . Map (db m179923) HM
62Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1396 — Jacob Smith / Fred A. Aldrich
On West First Avenue at Lyon Street, on the left when traveling west on West First Avenue.
Jacob Smith The first permanent structure erected on this site was probably the trading post built in 1819 by Jacob Smith, the founder of Flint. Fluent in English, French, German and a half dozen Indian languages, Smith represented the Chippewa . . . Map (db m179846) HM
63Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Josiah Dallas DortCommitted to Flint
On East Kearsley Street east of Crapo Street, on the left when traveling east.
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 . . . Map (db m180447) HM
64Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Learning Leadershipat General Motors Institute
On University Avenue at North Chevrolet Avenue, on the right when traveling west on University Avenue.
General Motors Institute launched many successful automotive careers. Founded as the School of Automotive Trades in 1919, GMI became an important training organization for GM after the company acquired the school in 1926. Generations of GM . . . Map (db m180746) HM
65Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Louis ChevroletBuilding a Reputation for Racing
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
From bicycles to automobiles, his life was defined by speed. Born in 1878, Louis Chevrolet grew up in Switzerland and France and raced and repaired bicycles before following a fascination with automobiles to America in 1900. His success in auto . . . Map (db m180212) HM
66Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L0911 — Masonic Temple
On Saginaw Street at East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
Dating from medieval times, Freemasonry is likely the world´s oldest fraternity. Freemasonry dates from 1848 in Flint. Completed in 1911, this building has housed lodges including Flint 23, Fellowship 490, Genesee 174, Charles A. Durand 533, . . . Map (db m178356) HM
67Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — McFarlan Park
On Saginaw Street at Martin Luther King Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Saginaw Street.
McFarlan Park, purchased in 1875 for $3,700.00 wsa the first park owned by the City of Flint and was the basis for the park and recreation system which now extends into all parts of the city. An ornamental fountain, the gift of Alexander McFarlan, . . . Map (db m182992) HM
68Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L0262 — Michigan School for the Deaf / Superintendent's Cottage
On Beaver Drive, on the left when traveling west.
Michigan School for the Deaf In 1848 the Michigan legislature established the Michigan Asylum for Educating the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind. Flint was selected as the site for the new institution. The first student arrived on February 6, 1854. . . . Map (db m178343) HM
69Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Nash And Chryslerfrom the "Cradle" in Flint
On West Water Street at Mason Street, on the left when traveling east on West Water Street.
Many automotive pioneers and leaders were nurtured in Flint's industry. Six General Motors presidents got their start in Flint, and two of them went on to form their own auto companies. Charles Nash rose from a dollar-a-day job stuffing . . . Map (db m179965) HM
70Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Orphans of the Automobile Industry
Near Beach Street near West Union Street.
Many companies became memories. Between 1900 and 1920, in the automobile industry’s early years, car companies sprang like weeds all over the country. Many of these companies quickly failed, while others were folded into larger manufacturers. . . . Map (db m181454) HM
71Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Otto P. GraffBuilding a Business in Flint
On East Court Street at Saginaw Street, on the left when traveling west on East Court Street.
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 . . . Map (db m178452) HM
72Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1478 — Paterson-Sutherland House
On East 3rd Street at Stevens Street, on the left when traveling west on East 3rd Street.
Paterson-Sutherland House Constructed in 1885Map (db m178359) HM
73Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L2085 — Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
On Lippincott Boulevard at McPhail Street, on the right when traveling west on Lippincott Boulevard.
Founded in 1875 and named in memory of Paul Quinn, the fourth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Quinn Chapel is the oldest black congregation in Genesee County. This building, dedicated in 1957, is the congregation’s third house of . . . Map (db m180988) HM
74Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Renewing an Old Orchard
Near Albert R. Horrigan Drive.
When C.S. and Ethel Mott bought this property in 1915, there was an old apple orchard here. Fmailiar with apples from his family's cider and vinegar business, C.S. added new plantings of varieties he liked. After moving into their home, the . . . Map (db m143454) HM
75Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L2150 — Resisting Slavery / Robert J. Cromwell
On West Court Street at South Saginaw Street, on the left when traveling west on West Court Street.
Resisting Slavery During the mid-nineteenth century a small number of African Americans settled in Genesee County where they found cheap land and employment as barbers, laborers, farmers, carpenters, and domestics. At this time differing . . . Map (db m178352) HM
76Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1121 — Robert Aitken Farm House
On North Linden Road, 0.1 miles south of Post Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Constructed Circa 1843 Listed On The National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m179963) HM
77Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Ruth Mott's Point of View
Near Albert R. Horrigan Drive.
This bench marks Ruth Mott's favorite vantage point for looking out over the lower gardens. Sunny afternoons often found her here, enjoying the beauty of the rose garden below, smelling the lilacs in the spring, or recalling the many games of . . . Map (db m152120) HM
78Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0639 — Sarah Emma Edmonds / Franklin Thompson
On West Court Street at Saginaw Street, on the left when traveling west on West Court Street.
Sarah Emma Edmonds Sarah Emma Edmonds (1841-c. 1898) left her New Brunswick, Canada, home in 1858. Escaping what she feared would be a life of “enslavement” as a woman, she took on the identity of a man, Franklin Thompson, and found employment . . . Map (db m178353) HM
79Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Sitting For 44 DaysThe Historic Flint Sit-Down Strike
On North Chevrolet Avenue near Hasselbring Street, on the left when traveling north.
It is a pivotal event in American labor history. On December 30, 1936, workers sat down on assembly lines in Flint, including the Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants here across Chevrolet Avenue. Their strike was intended to improve working . . . Map (db m180549) HM
80Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L1491 — St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
On East Fifth Avenue at Saginaw Street, on the right when traveling west on East Fifth Avenue.
In 1834 Daniel O’Sullivan, a teacher from Ireland, moved to Flint and began teaching religion to students after school. Together with two traveling priests he convinced Bishop Leferve to build a church in Flint. That church became St. Michael Roman . . . Map (db m182515) HM
81Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L371 — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On Saginaw Street at East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
The Reverend Daniel Brown came to this area in 1839 to help form a new Episcopal parish. He became the first rector of St. Paul's in 1840 when it received canonical sanction. The congregation met in a temporary chapel and then in a small church . . . Map (db m121202) HM
82Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L2140 — Stockton House / Thomas Stockton
On Ann Arbor Street at Bryan Place, on the left when traveling north on Ann Arbor Street.
Stockton House The November 9, 1872, edition of the Flint Wolverine Citizen newspaper reported the near completion of this house for retired army colonel Thomas Stockton and his wife, Maria. The newspaper called it "elegant" and "among . . . Map (db m178346) HM
83Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Terrace Reconstruction Project
Near Albert R. Horrigan Drive.
A recent building assessment revealed that Applewood's terrace needed major repairs. Because brick expands and concrete shrinks along with the changes in Michigan's weather, the mortar joints have loosened. This has caused cracking throughout the . . . Map (db m142797) HM
84Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — The Daniels House
On West 1st Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North Grand Traverse Street, on the right when traveling east.
This modest Victorian syle house was built in 1894. Early residents included Harry B. Daniels of the American Tailoring Company, Charles Childs, executive of The Flint Wagon Works and Buick Motor Company, and John Hoyle a worker at the Freeman . . . Map (db m179852) HM
85Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — The Demonstration Garden
Near East Kearsley Street south of Walnut Street.
C.S. Mott established the farm and vegetable garden to be sure his family and guests could enjoy the benefits of healthy and tasty fresh food. As the children grew up and left home, the large vegetable gardens were no longer needed. Years later . . . Map (db m142637) HM
86Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0497 — The Flint Sit-Down
On Executive Plaza Drive at Penbrook Lane, on the left when traveling west on Executive Plaza Drive.
On February 1, 1937, the wave of sit-down strikes against General Motors broadened as Chevrolet Plant No. 4 was seized. The United Auto Workers’ strategy was a diversionary strike at the nearby Plant No. 9 to draw company personnel to that point . . . Map (db m180550) HM
87Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — The Freedman House
On West 1st Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Mason Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built in the 1860's, this Greek Revival house is one of the oldest structures still standing on its original site in the city of Flint. The owner, Solomon S. Freedman, is listed in an 1873 city directory as a "manufacturer and dealer in hoop skirts, . . . Map (db m179849) HM
88Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0497 — The General Motors Sit-Down Strike
On Saginaw Street at Whitman Street, on the right when traveling south on Saginaw Street.
Starting December 30, 1936, this building was occupied for forty-four days by striking members of the United Auto Workers. The strikers, acting in concert with other plants that were closed or to be closed by sit-downs, asked for recognition of the . . . Map (db m178335) HM
89Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — The Heart of the FarmThe Mott Barn
Near East Kearsley Street south of Walnut Street.
This impressive barn housed Mr. Mott's registered Holstein-Friesian cows, Belgian work horses and pleasure horses. Consistent with his business practices, it was outfitted with progressive equipment and systems for those times. Hay and grain were . . . Map (db m142567) HM
90Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — The Nelson Webster House
On West 4th Avenue near Mason Street, on the left when traveling west.
This Queen Ann style home was built in the 1890's by Nelson C. Webster, a farmer's son, who went from being a stock keeper for the Flint Road Card Company to becoming the Secretary-Treasurer for the Wm. F. Stewart Company. He devoted 43 years with . . . Map (db m180536) HM
91Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — The Rise and Fall of Gilkey Creek
Near Albert R. Horrigan Drive.
Gilkey Creek flowed through this area long before the Motts bought the surrounding land in 1915 to use as pasture for their cows. It rose and fell with the rainfall but caused few problems in those early years. From Cows to College . . . Map (db m142701) HM
92Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — S0180 — The Vehicle City
On Saginaw Street at East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
Flint, platted in 1836, became known as the “Vehicle City.” The production of road carts reached 150,000 annually. Due to the foresight of its vehicle manufacturers Flint has become second only to the Detroit area in production of motor vehicles. A. . . . Map (db m178355) HM
93Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Vehicle City ArchesBrightening Downtown Flint
On Saginaw Street near East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north.
They made a statement in lights and steel. In 1899, gas lamps in downtown Flint were replaced with electric lights mounted on five steel arches spanning Saginaw Street. In 1905 two more arches were added, including one with the letter "FLINT - . . . Map (db m179971) HM
94Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — W. C. Billy Durant1861-1947
On Lyon Street near West Water Street, on the right when traveling north.
Flint's Carriage King and the creator of General Motors Dedicated December 8, 1988 Derek Wernher, Sculptor Matthew S. Collier Mayor, City of FlintMap (db m182344) HM
95Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L502 — Whaley House / Robert J. Whaley
On East Kearsley Street at Chavez Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Kearsley Street.
Whaley House The central portion of this handsome Victorian home was built in the late 1850s. Several prominent Flint families lived in it before Robert J. Whaley purchased it in 1884. Whaley a local lumberman and banker, remodeled the . . . Map (db m143776) HM
96Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — William "Billy" DurantThe Invitation of a Pioneering Personality
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
"Flint is in the center of the automobile industry, a progressive city, good people, with conditions for manufacturing, ideal," wrote William Crapo Durant in 1905, inviting Utica, New York axle-maker Charles Stewart Mott to move here. Durant . . . Map (db m182345) HM
97Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — William C. DurantDecember 8, 1861 - March 18, 1947
On Saginaw Street at East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street.
William "Billy" Durant led Flint's incredible industrial development 18902 - 1920s. Durant co-founded the successful Durant-Dort Carriage Company, then in 1904 took control of David Buick's fledgling automobile firm. Durant built on Buick's success . . . Map (db m182340) HM
98Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — L0343 — William C. Durant / Durant-Dort Carriage Company
On West Water Street at Mason Street, on the left when traveling east on West Water Street.
William C. Durant William Crapo Durant (1861-1947), one of Flint’s most important historical figures, was a pioneer in the development of the American auto industry. Durant’s vehicle ventures began in 1886, when, with a borrowed $1,500, he . . . Map (db m182338) HM
99Michigan, Genesee County, Flint — Wood And MetalThe Roots of Flint's Industry
On Saginaw Street near East Kearsley Street, on the right when traveling north.
It began with the pine forests. Like many other Michigan communities, Flint built its economy in the 1800s on thriving lumber mills, to supply a growing nation. When demand for wood exhausted the region's forests, Flint turned to other ventures . . . Map (db m178471) HM
100Michigan, Genesee County, Flushing — L1807 — Amos Woodruff / Amos Woodruff House
On East River Road, 0.1 miles east of Laurie Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Amos Woodruff The Amos and Eliza Woodruff family migrated from Massachusetts to the Flushing area about 1845. During the next five years Woodruff purchased several parcels of land on River Road. In 1852 he acquired this land, which was part of . . . Map (db m180448) HM

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