I have worked out of that area for the past 22 years and I must say the neighborhood in the general vicinity of the late Homedale School is sad and somber. Burned out buildings, closed businesses, and empty lots which housed many residents now thrive on the eastside and reminds us of a time of overall happiness and security. As for Flint "rising from the ashes", let's wait and see. I for one doubt it will happen.
OMG....I just found this. I went to nursery school there 50-53 (located in the basement). So sad.
My date for the Central High School Senior Prom in 1966 lived just behind Homedale Elementary, on Broadway.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.