Sunday, August 10, 2014

Flint Photos: Flint Judo Club on Davison Road near Iowa in 1969

Thanks to Uko Oshima for this 1969 photo of his father's judo club shortly after it moved from 2nd Avenue and Saginaw street to the corner of Davison and Iowa on the East Side. 


  1. Jackie King's ProtegeAugust 11, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Hell yeah, that is just about as "Flint" as it gets.

  2. Wow! That's a terrific photo. I've been inside that building a time or two back in the middle 90s. I wonder if it is still in business. It reminds me that there are so many other great hidden photo gems of Flint which only a handful of people have ever seen and that have yet to be rediscovered, scanned and posted for a larger audience. I'd like to see an annual installment of Guess-where-in-Flint-this-photo-was-taken collection.

  3. I was a patrol boy on that corner about 1946 or'47


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