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Durant-Dort Carriage Company Office

Flint, Michigan
County of Genesee.
315 W. Water Street
National Register Number: 75000943
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - business. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: MI-5 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Offices: http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/durantdo.html.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/durantdo.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
From 1895 to 1913, this site served as focal point for William C. Durant's promotional activities in both the carriage and automobile business. The Durant-Dort Company played a significant role in financing not only Buick but also General Motors, which he had founded in 1908. His contributions, such as the concept of a large company manufacturing several makes of automobiles, greatly influenced the automobile industry.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmmark.

The foyer has been restored since the last reporting period (2006).


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