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The Turret

Through the years

How is might have looked

Ransom Gillis

Alfred Street Pictures and Maps

Henry T. Brush and Jeanie Flora Campbell

Structures of Henry T. Brush

Alanson J. Fox

Speaches of Alanson J. Fox

Pewabic Pottery

The Essa's

The Storefront

1943 Detroit Riot

Urban renewal?

Population Change in Detroit

Rise of Architecture in Detroit

Movie Cameos

le détroit (The Straits)

The Walls

Tiger Stadium, 100 Years On

Detroit Freeways

Who Makes It?

House Photos for Sale

More pics on Flickr


"Man ... you know how many abandoned buildins' we have in Detroit? I mean, how you suppossa take pride in your neighborhood, wit shit like dat next door?
And does the City tear 'em down? No, day too busy buildin' casinos and taken money from da people."
"Shut your preachin' ass up, nobody care about dat shit."

--- Movie, 8 Mile, 2003

My old college buddy Andy, myself, and my 12-year old son Christopher left the Downriver suburbs of Detroit en route to an area called Brush Park, just across Interstate 75 from the fresh new multimillion-dollar stadiums of Ford Field ----home of the Detroit Lions--- and Comerica Park ---home of the Detroit Tigers. We ventured there on a hot summer morning in 2004 with the desire to "go find some ruins," ignorant of the unique microcosm of human civilization we were about to stumble upon. [1]


  1. ^ Pictures: John Kossik, Feb. 2005 [http://63alfred.smugmug.com/gallery/1102944_qYuoY#437961663_3zNxecy]
    Music: Warren Zevon, Hostage-O, Live concert South Shields, UK, Warren Zevon Live at Customs House on 2000-05-29 (May 29, 2000), Internet Archive, [http://www.archive.org/details/wz2000-05-29.sbd.sbeok.flac16] (12/23/008)

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