In the 1920s the automobile industry's explosive growth placed intense pressure on housing. Woodlawn Park was promoted by private developers to house the industry's managers, as well as other Flint professionals. Platted as early as 1911, but not developed until further platted in 1923, the neighborhood was touted as an “exclusive development” of custom-built, brick and half-timbered homes. Two parks added to the area's appeal. Woodlawn Park, donated to the city by J. Dallas and Marcia Webb Dort, and Burroughs Park, donated by J. Edington and Louise H. Burroughs, still attract residents of the 50-acre, 115-home neighborhood and help maintain its status as an attractive place to live.
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Woodlawn Park Residential Area
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