Leith Street Then And Now.

The same view as shown below only fifty years earlier. It is hard to believe now that this (St. Johns neighborhood) was once a thriving community. That is the Buick power plant #14 belching out coal smoke. The women in this large community always complained about the coal smoke getting on the clean wash hung on their clothes lines. The small parking lot on the right was where I parked the day I hired in at Buick 1972. Personnel at that time was in building #85 just under the overpass and up the hill on the right. photo courtesy of the Buick Research Gallery in Flint, Michigan. Excuse my thumb in this photo. You have to wear gloves when researching the archives.
Leith Street looking west at the rail bridge on July 22, 2011. You can super enlarge just about any photo on this blog for viewing small details. The way this is done is a little different depending on which browser is used.links: St. Johns Industrial Park Urban Renewal near Buick


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