Thursday, July 30, 2009

Flint Postcards: Durant Hotel


  1. During what period was this hotel the Pick-Durant?

    Was it ever affiliated with a hotel organization other than Pick?

  2. From The Kohrman Report:

    "The Durant was built in 1920. By 1945 it was part of the Albert Pick chain and known as the Pick-Durant Hotel. Despite efforts to make it a "motor hotel" it shut its doors in the early 1970s..."

    Full article here:


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