Leonard Thygesen Demolition Update

Looking north-east from Industrial Avenue at the heat treat area of factory #05. “Not much left now”. That is the old Antioch Baptist Church at the corner of Selby Street and Stewart Avenue off to the left.

Looking north-east at the leveled ground where the Buick Personnel, Hospital, Fire Department and Security base was located. Links:

Closer Every Day.

Almost A Memory 2-21-2012

Factory #05 The End

Buick Powertrain North Site Demolition

Buick Personnel

Buick Personnel 2012

The End Of Buick Factory Personnel.


Building #55-A Waste Treatment Plant.

This is an aerial view showing the general layout of the building and area. Stewart Avenue is at the top. Division Street is at the left.
Building #55-A viewed from Stewart Avenue. This view is facing west. Leonard Thygesen said it smelled awful while they were pumping out those aeration tanks. Building #55 is still standing as of this posting. A Quote from Leonard on 2-28, 2012 says: “They are STILL sucking yuck out/from 55. it’s been at least a month now.

Leith Street Revisited Once Again.

Leonard Thygesen took this photo on Saturday 2-25-2012. It has been rumored for a few years that Leith Street will once again be open for traffic. All that is left is the concrete barrier for the old guard shack. That concrete barrier would be located directly in the middle of the intersection of Industrial and Leith in the 1909 photo shown at the bottom.
The same view as below, only during demolition in July of 2011.
This is the same view as shown above & below looking east up Leith Street. Factory #29 (the second factory on the right) is still only a two story building, so this is before 1924. And factory #11 (the second factory) shown on the left, still has it’s original south face, and single floor.
Facing east up Leith Street from Industrial Avenue in 2008.
Exact same view as shown below One hundred and one years later. That is the concrete barrier (in the foreground) shown in the photos at the top. Looks like I was only about 30 feet closer in my photo, than the one below.
The corner of Leith Street and Industrial Avenue during the winter of 1909 to 1910. Your looking north up Industrial with Leith Street off to the right, in front of factory #16 during construction. Industrial and Leith would be paved with brick in 1910. Links:

Buick Powertrain North Site Demolition

Factory #29 Tool Factory.

Factory #16

Buick Personnel

Factory #12 Sheet Metal Plant

Industrial and Leith Over 100 Years

Factory #16 And Public Transportation

Leith Street Then And Now.

Leith st. 2008

Leith Street Revisited.

St. Johns Industrial Park Urban Renewal near Buick

Factory #12 2002 -2008

W.F. Stewart Factory 4 & Buick Garage #08.

This is a postcard showing the Buick Garage (at the left) and W.F. Stewart body plant (at the right). This view is facing east from the intersection of Industrial and Hamilton Avenue around 1910. I have not posted this one before. You can also see the D.U.R. depot at the extreme left.

A closeup of W.F Stewart factory 4.

A closeup of the postcard at top. This shows the Buick Garage #08 very well. It was built in 1908. W.F. Stewart body plant 4 is at the right. Links:

Factory #08

Ruth Nash

Industrial & Hamilton Avenue 1913

Factory #08 1923

Buick 1920 Aerial View

Buick 1910

Hamilton Avenue #4-#08 And Weston-Mott

The W.F. Stewart Factories In Flint.

W.F. Stewart Factory #4.

W.F. Stewart Inside + Postcard

W.F Stewart Factory #4 1912

Inside factory #4

Factory #4 and #3 Body Shop

W.F. Stewart Inside + Postcard

Industrial and Hamilton 1913

1934 Buick Demolition

Buick Factories 1910

Hamilton Avenue #4-#08 And Weston-Mott

Hamilton Avenue about 1909

Buick Office and Factory #01 1908.

This is a nice full view including the office and factory #01.I have never posted before. These were built in 1906. Your facing north-east.
Here is a closeup of the office from the photo above. Links:

Walter Marr,Buick’s First Engineer

Main Office Building First & Second

Buick’s Second Main Office.

Buick Factory #01.

Buick Main Office

Factory #01 closed body receiving 1924.

Factory #01 Roof Trusses

Body Receiving in factory #01

Buick Factory #1 Machine Floor

Factory #1 Buick 1920

Division Street 1934

Getting The Picture

Buick factory #1 & #6

Buick Factory #01 interior

Factory #01

Buick Factory #1 Hamilton st. Flint Michigan (view south west)