Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flint Photos: Marion Dena Pohrt and Civic Park School

Marion Pohrt was a long-time Flint resident, attending Civic Park and later teaching at the school. She died last summer, and her son Tom Pohrt passed along these photos.

"Best algebra class in the city." Marion Pohrt, fourth from right, first row standing. Civic Park School, 1929

Marion Pohrt, fourth from the right, top row. Civic Park School, 1922.

Marion Pohrt, third from left, second row. Civic Park School, 1924.


  1. What amazing photos. What year was Civic Park School built?

  2. Good question. My Picture History of Flint is at my office, so maybe someone else can help with this one.

  3. Civic Park was built in 1921

  4. Marion Pohrt was a class act. It is great to see some of the memorabilia from the family. The Pohrts collected so much incredible history of Michigan and the MidWest.

  5. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them.

  6. what a nice thing for you to do. as you probably know, my father owned Crooks S tudio, and took photos every year of my class at civic park . I have one of my kindergarten class . her name then was Wagner, I think it was 1939 or 1938.


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