Thursday, December 13, 2012

Flint Photos: W. 1st Avenue in Carriage Town


  1. Sad to see. I grew up at the corner of W. Second Avenue and Mason street. My grandparents, uncle, great-aunt and great-uncle lived across the street at 407. My old address was 402.

    Sadly, both properties are now vacant lots. I wonder what happened to the houses?

  2. Likely the houses were either demolished or victims of arson. Sadly, that is the reality around here nowadays.


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