Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Flint Postcards: New Union Industrial Bank Building


  1. Flint Radio HistorianApril 1, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    The iconic towers remain on the building as evidenced by the following link to a very recent picture, although the WFDF transmitting facility moved to Bristol Rd. in 1941 and to Carleton, MI in 2006. The station can still be heard in Flint, although it is officially a Farmington Hills station. The towers now support other radio antennas for nonbroadcast uses.

  2. In the early 60s I attended kindergarten in a teepee schoolhouse. I think there were other teepees, too. It was located somewhere near Comanche Ave. and Eldon Baker Dr., north of Atherton Road in Flint. I think it was Flint Schools. Does anyone recall this teepee school or tepees? Were they part of Flint Schools? I assume they're long gone. I would love to see a photo of these. Also, Gordon, when does your book come out in paperback? I just checked Amazon and it appears it's still just available in hardcover and Kindle.

  3. Seems like these were found to be offensive to Native Americans, as was Manitou Ave., which became Eldon Baker Dr.


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