Oh Gordon this is so sad. I have tears in my eyes for my city. I wonder why the houses on Hamilton, east of Dupont are being kept up except for one. Thats where my old house is so I am glad.
I'm looking at the map; I grew up on Greenway across from the Haskell Park entrance. It sure looks like our old home is now Land Bank owned. What does that mean?
Shades of pink, yellow, green, and purple. Flint never looked so good. Is it possible that we could actually paint Flint colors that match this map? I think THAT might solve all of our problems.
I shared a link to these maps on my facebook page and have had several comments. Heading to Flint next week to have a look for myself. (Planning to visit both Blackstone's and Good Beans, since reading the Teardown book.)
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.