On the morning of September 9, a crowd gathered in the terminal at Bishop International Airport for the unveiling of its permanent new resident: Walter Chrysler. Commemorated in bronze, Chrysler greets travelers waiting at the baggage belts while a monitor next to him provides information about his role in Flint as part of the creation of the auto industry.
Chrysler’s statue is one among a set sculpted by Joe Rundell that includes David Buick, W.C. Durant, and Louis Chevrolet. All of the statues, including one of Charles Nash that is in the making, are gifts from Back to the Bricks, an organization that seeks to recognize and celebrate Flint’s prestigious place in the history of automobiles.
PHOTOS BY AUTUMN D. RUMMEL
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