I-475 (Buick U.A.W. Freeway)


This view is looking west across the overpass of the new I-475 business loop for Flint off of the I-75 freeway. It was originally named the “Buick U.A.W. freeway” only later changed. “probably for political reasons” Showing in the distance is Buick factories #04 & #44 , located at the corner of Industrial ave. & Hamilton ave. The water tower is for the Dupont plant which supplied the paint for G.M. in Flint. It is located on the site of the old “Flint Varnish Works”. The Varnish works was a Durant-Dort subsidiary. They made the products for finishes on wagons & buggies during the early “Flint Vehicle City” era. photo from Jar with most’s

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