Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flint Photos: The Original Bob's Tire Store at 1513 S. Saginaw Street

The original Bob's Tire Store was opened by Robert McPherson, a Flint Sit-Down Striker. Thanks to his grandson Rob McPherson for the photo.


  1. An era when bike tires and car tires were serviced at the same store.

  2. there was not a 1513 s saginaw street

  3. 1513 S Saginaw St never existed, I believe you meant 1513 W Third Ave?


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