I came across this old photo of Mitts & Merrill Foundry. I am not sure where Tilden street was or is. Mitts & Merrill had a foundry along the river on Water Street. That is where the Saginaw River Walk smokestack came from. ( you can see a post about it HERE) I am not sure if Tilden was the original name of Water Street. I know a lot of the names of the streets changed when East Saginaw and Saginaw City merged together.
What really caught my eye is the wooden crane/hoist thingy mounted to the side of the building. I am assuming this photo was from the late 1800’s long before fork trucks and hydraulic cranes. The wooden building hoist must have been how they unloaded wagons back in the day.
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