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ZachariahDaMan

Flint- Carriage Town photos

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Flint use to be the Carriage Capitol of the United States. This neighborhood was named Carriage Town in 1982 by residents of the neighborhood who were organizing for community action against neglect and decay.

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A lot of these homes have so much potential if only someone could come in and fix them up. It's my dream to buy one of these houses someday and do exactly that.

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That would be pretty awesome, VeeFan. I'm studying Historic Preservation and plan on doing a lot of that also.

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Nice pics, Zach! A revitalized Carriage Town would do wonders for the city.

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Nice pics, Zach, as always. Interesting to see the Durant-Dort Building -- VERRYY important for Michigan history, and I hope that it can be saved.

Unfortunately, the houses don't seem to have the size or variety of the homes in Heritage Hill in GR or on the Old West Side of Ann Arbor. Was that because Flint wasn't a major commercial city until the auto boom? Carriages weren't as profitable as furniture, I guess, until you put a gasoline engine on them.

Is there an equivalent area in Flint to Heritage Hill (1880-1920) or East Grand Rapids (1915-1930s) where the hoi polloi lived? Or were they all out in Grand Blanc?

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Nice pics, Zach, as always. Interesting to see the Durant-Dort Building -- VERRYY important for Michigan history, and I hope that it can be saved.

Unfortunately, the houses don't seem to have the size or variety of the homes in Heritage Hill in GR or on the Old West Side of Ann Arbor. Was that because Flint wasn't a major commercial city until the auto boom? Carriages weren't as profitable as furniture, I guess, until you put a gasoline engine on them.

Is there an equivalent area in Flint to Heritage Hill (1880-1920) or East Grand Rapids (1915-1930s) where the hoi polloi lived? Or were they all out in Grand Blanc?

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did you see the house with the sign that requested human sacrifices. it was just down the street from this abandoned nursing home.

I'll try and post a photo, it's quite a site and probably only possible in flint.

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