Saturday, April 11, 2009

Flint Postcards: Flint Tavern Motel

7 comments:

  1. Okay, people -- help me out here. I like to think that I know more than a thing or two about old Flint buildings but I'm clueless on where this place is (was).

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  2. Cooley,

    Go to this post for a clue...

    http://www.flintexpats.com/2008/09/hotel-named-after-tavern.html

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  3. Thanks, Gordo. Guess my memory's not as sharp as I thought it......er, what were we talking about?

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  4. Doesn't look muck like a Motel to me- am I missing something?

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  5. The Flint tavern hotel is on the corner of MLK and third ave. It used to be Marion inn..a senior citizen home.....

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  6. And now it's owned by Odyssey House, as a place to go for battered women and their children.

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  7. I currently work in the building. Odyssey House is a residential family treatment center. That section of Third Ave is now called University Drive.

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