What a beautiful disposable building
I seem to recall that there was an indoor pool... something very exciting and exotic. I think we went there to swim in December when some friends of my parents were visiting Flint. Does anyone else recall if that is right?
I seem to remember sneaking into this pool on weekend nights in the eighties. We'd drape towels around our necks and try to act casual.
The other great thing about this picture is that the dinning room is indistinguishable from so many resturaunts of the time... Just think Wallis on Hill road.
I've got great memories of the Sheraton. I used to go there in the early '70s to hear the traveling show bands and talk with them after their shows. In September of '76, I left Flint to go on the road with one of those bands. I'm still playing music but on the weekends only. Ahhh... the good memories...
Remember going to dinner there in the 70s....eat in the restaurant side and then go over to the bar side for a show.....stand up or music.....remember the food as being rather good.......
Used to go to dinner there with the family - my mom & dad and 4 teen/pre-teen kids - back in the '70s. I remember going to see all kinds of shows and specifically going multiple times to see a steel drum band play. And yes they had an indoor pool. My parents used to get a room for Labor Day weekend (see: 4 kids). They would pick us up on Saturday and bring us to go swimming. I also recall the MD Telethon being there at least one of those weekends. I remember some good food too.
It used to be the best hotel in town. It's where Jimmy Carter stayed during the 1970s. I can remember standing in the crowded parking lot one morning to wave as he rode by in a limo.
Where was it? Whats there now?
Pierson Road and I-75. It's closed and has been for years.
Caught on fire in February 2006. It started in the restaurant. Never reopened after that. It was the Ramada at that time owned by a Chaldean family.
current state of affairs here: https://plus.google.com/photos/104071120483065398090/albums/5746163215219213265?banner=pwa
Nice photos. I'm glad you didn't meet any bad guys.Odd that the pool water has remained so relatively clear and free of scum for so long, contaminated as it must be. I'd have thought that the chlorine would have long ago evaporated...?
We used to go swimming there all the time, my neighor was a manager or something and used to take us there like once a week
Me and some other nameless Flint Powers deg buddies all "mooned" the swimmers at the Sheraton pool one lazy summer night in 1986 or 1987. I wonder if our butt imprints are still visible on the outside glass?
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