Monday, August 27, 2012

Flint Photos: McLaren Hospital in the Fifties

Photo by Mary Fisher. View some of her other photos of Flint in the fifties here and here.


  1. I was born there when it was called Womens Hosiptal in 1949!

  2. I was born there on the 18th of June, 1953.

  3. I was also born there in August of '52. I've often wondered what it looked like back then... now I know!


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