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I found this old photo of Downtown Saginaw on the Library of Congress website and found it to be fascinating to stare at. My grandfather was born in 1910 and I can imagine this is what Saginaw looked like to him as a kid growing up. It looks like it was taken from the west side of the river and it looks like the Genesee Street bridge is in the center. if you click on the photo and look at it full size you can see the Bancroft House, Morley Brothers, and Saginaw Coal, I think that the large ornate building on the left is the old Masonic Lodge where the civic center is now, to the right is the train bridge and you can see the old Mitts and Merril factory and the smoke stake that remains today on the riverwalk.
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