Durant Dort Carriage Factory
310 Water Street
Architect: Unknown, 1886
Restoration: Gerald Yurk & Associates
Adaptive Reuse: SmithGroup, 2017
The larger of the buildings, a two-story brick structure, was constructed in 1887-1888. The smaller one-story structure was the original factory for the company that would eventually become General Motors. The red brick masonry walls, heavy timber framing and evenly spaced double-hung windows were common characteristics of industrial architecture until the early 1900s. Now known as Factory 1 it is open to the public by appointment only, and has a car gallery, archives, and conference spaces.
This program is sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work!