|People who know told me this is factory #05.|
|This is the only photo Shawn identified for me. He said this was facing north in factory #81. Gerry says: This factory became #81 in 1981. Before that it was the old Grey Iron foundry #70. Shawn Wharton photo.|
|Here were looking south with building #38 at the left. This is directly south of factory #05. Shawn Wharton photo.|
|The turnstile shown below can be seen in the right distance. Also the Family Deli and BBQ. I wish I had a dollar for all the semi trailer jack stands I moved at Buick in my life.|
|This is the turnstile facing Industrial Avenue with the factory #05 parking lot shown. You can see the Family Deli & BBQ in the far left distance on the corner of Industrial Avenue and Addison Street. Shawn Wharton photo.|
|This sign is on the south-east wall of factory #05 seen from Division street. Shawn Wharton photo.|
|Looking east towards factory #81 or old #70 in the far right distance. This is the south dock of factory #05. Shawn Wharton photo|
|This is the old #30 aluminum factory built in 1918. It became the spring plant #03 in 1963 after the demolition of old #03 forge south of Leith street. This is the south-end facing east. They left this skeleton standing for many years like this. Photo by Shawn Wharton.|
|Inside a locker room in old factory #31/#11. This and the photo below are from Shawn Wharton.|
I think that is Shawn Wharton on the right. I believe this is inside the old two story addition made to the south-end office area of old factory #11, located on Leith Street. The only other building I know of with that style of concrete pillar (north of Leith) was in the old aluminum factory #30 that became #03 spring forge in 1963. But it did not even have walls when this photo was taken. And they were still colored blue just as they had been in 1918. These are the Buick City colors on the pillars, which this part of the south-end of #31 (including the old office area) was controlled by Buick City factory #12. Always an exception to the rule. Everything north of Leith Street was known as "GM Powertrain Flint North. Buick City was all the buildings south of Leith Street.
|Photo of the White Eagle bar that I took on July 22, 2011 and it was still open. I would say it was still open in the photo below also. It may still be open?|
|This shows the location and direction of the photo below.|
|This photo facing west, from just south of the photo shown below, is showing part of "what I believe is part of the old 11-t engine test. This would have just been #31 north after World War II. If you look close after enlarging this photo, you can see the steeple of the Canaan Baptist church located at Industrial Avenue and Gillespie Avenue. Hint: It is seen through the open dock door in the center of this photo. A Shawn Wharton photo.|
View I took from the opposite direction.