Weston-Mott Powerhouse #6

This is the Weston-Mott powerhouse #6 built in 1909. After Buick took over this building it became Buick building #36. This view is looking southwest from north of the Imperial Wheel company. This building was removed around 1936.

Powerhouse #14

Very nice profile of the old powerhouse. I did not know you very well.

This is what I seen when I hired in at Buick late in 1972. The view is facing north.

Powerhouse #07

A downed stack.

Simpler times.
Same view during demolition. 
The new Buick powerhouse was built between 1971-1973. This area was where the “SEASONS GREETINGS” sign was placed for viewing from the I-475 freeway. Being correct it could not say “MERRY CHRISTMAS” because we were already on our way to being taken over by the “New Immigrants” to America who don’t want to assimilate with us. follow this link to see the Seasons Greetings sign now These photos are still shots taken from Leonard Thygesen’s film about the Demolition of the Buick plant. The bottom photo is from Don Bent’s book “A Place Called Buick”. 

Buick Powerhouse #07

This view from the south stack of #07 is from Don Bent’s book “A Place Called Buick”. I have the original in my collection but this was closer at hand. I remember when this came out. I was working on #16 rail dock. I was trying to figure this out when I noticed that the photo negative must have been reversed, You would need to flip this photo horizontally to see the true view.

This is a clip from my home movies at Buick. This view is from the parking lot for building #94 facing north on a cold November in 1995. I was listening to the Moody Blues “Key’s of the Kingdom”. This structure was demolished in 2004.

Albert Champion

Albert Champion was born in Paris France. His original sparking plug business was located in Boston and was called the “Champion Spark Plug Company”. When Durant brought this company to Flint they were still operating under the Champion name, but because that company was still in operation (a legal dispute) they simply used Albert s initials, thus A.C. was born.