Sunday, April 27, 2008

More Flint 1977

Photo courtesy of Jar With Most

The old YWCA, with the Wilson Park band shell in the background to the right, is yet another footnote in Flint's shameful urban "planning" legacy; it was torn down to make a parking lot.

6 comments:

  1. I have great memories of the "new" YWCA where I spent hours and hours in the pool, playing and working, but this photo makes me very sad. What a great building.

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  2. Jar with the Most is a most interesting link to a great variety of photos from Flint. Apparently a "west side guy" with all of the great shots of Zimmerman Penitentary I mean Jr. High....also the only remaining remnant of Tommy Hunt's sporting goods. Great pictures great link to Jar.....slick

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  3. Yes, Jar With Most has some amazing photos. Even if you have no interest in Flint, he has some strangely beautiful shots of the city in decay. And they bring back so many memories.

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  4. Here's an interesting thing to remember: Those two diamond signs towards the north were green and white, and pointed the way to quite a few parking lots in and near downtown Flint.

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  5. Yes, but you can never have too much parking for all the shoppers flooding downtown Flint in 1977.

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  6. I used to go swimming there, too. I had almost forgotten about that building, but I remember those diamond signs really well. That Jar With Most always has a slew of great photographs. This is completely off the subject, but does anyone remember which street Michigan Music was on? I used to take piano lessons there from Tamara Najar before switching to FIM. It was a big gorgeous 19th century home with loads of rooms and red velvety carpet on its massive wooden staircase. The shop was on the first floor, the pianos and practice rooms on the second.

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