Abandoned Storefront, Newton

This appears to be the oldest structure among those that survived the Flood of ’94. It may already have been abandoned when the Flint River covered the town.

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  1. Tonya Mathis

    This was my great grandfather’s store, if it’s the one across the street from courthouse. The house beside it on Water St still stands. My grandmother who grew up in that house died two months before the flood and left the house to my uncle who got a grant to have the house restored for historical significance. The store was torn down a few years ago. There is a playground there now. On the other side of the house was another small brick structure where Grandma ran a thrift type shop called Emily’s Attic Shop. Before that, it was a dance hall. It’s been torn down too

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