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.
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.
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.
The yellow star shows Albert Champion’s first office in Flint which was located in Buick’s factory #01. The red one shows the office of the Buick manager.
This photo from 1909 shows they were still going by the name 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.
Workers taking time out for a photo.
This is a display case at the Sloan museum in Flint showing the early types of spark plugs A.C. made.
The two photos above show a typical production area at A.C.