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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Flint, 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 (36) Lapeer County, MI (19) Livingston County, MI (34) Oakland County, MI (295) Saginaw County, MI (14) Shiawassee County, MI (25) Tuscola County, MI (22)  GeneseeCounty(36) Genesee County (36)  LapeerCounty(19) Lapeer County (19)  LivingstonCounty(34) Livingston County (34)  OaklandCounty(295) Oakland County (295)  SaginawCounty(14) Saginaw County (14)  ShiawasseeCounty(25) Shiawassee County (25)  TuscolaCounty(22) Tuscola County (22)
Location of Flint, Michigan
    Genesee County (36)
    Lapeer County (19)
    Livingston County (34)
    Oakland County (295)
    Saginaw County (14)
    Shiawassee County (25)
    Tuscola County (22)
 
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1Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — S513 — Applewood Estate
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
2Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — S513 — Applewood Estate
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
3Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — FlintCollege and Cultural Center
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
4Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Flint Automobile CompanyStarting with A. B. C.
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
5Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Fun and Games
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
6Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — GatehouseApplewood's Staff
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
7Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — L1678 — Genesee County Courthouse
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
8Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Homeon 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
9Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Josiah Dallas DortCommitted 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 . . . Map (db m143662) HM
10Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Renewing an Old Orchard
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
11Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Ruth Mott's Point of View
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
12Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — L371 — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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
13Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — Terrace Reconstruction Project
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
14Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — The Demonstration Garden
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
15Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — The Heart of the FarmThe Mott Barn
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
16Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — The Rise and Fall of Gilkey Creek
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
17Michigan (Genesee County), Flint — L502 — Whaley House / Robert J. Whaley
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
 
May. 14, 2021