Thursday, April 18, 2013

Flint Photos: Buckingham's Department Store Fire

 Firefighters respond to a fire at Buckingham's Department Store in downtown Flint in the 1940s.



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  1. Love the name of the photographer, Baldwin-Chase.

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    1. "Baldwin Chase" could have been the name of a Flint Expatriates contributor.

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  2. Baldwin Chase was one of the leading Photography Studios in Flint. It was on Third Avenue. Wonder where the negatives went from this studio.

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  3. There was a fire at the Kresge Building right across the street in the early 1960s. I think JWilly was downtown that day also. In the cleanup, we went to Buckingham's. They were saying that they were just glad it wasn't them this time. It seems like the major damage at Kresge's was water damage. I remember seeing the water coming out the front doors. The lunch counter opened right back up within a week or so. It took several months to reoopen the rest. JWilly was older and may remember more, but I remember talking to his sister Nancy about it and she was there.

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  4. I didn't do it. I mean, I wasn't there.

    I must have had something to do that day other than go shopping or to Dr. Schreiber.

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    1. He didn't do it. Nobody saw him do it. Nobody can prove he did it. Nobody can prove it in a court of law. Besides, hasn't the statute of limitations run out on that?

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  5. Where was Buckinghams?

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    1. Corner of Kearsley and Saginaw Street, downtown.

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