Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Detroit

How sad is this? A whole city on the brink of becoming a ghost town.

Derelict factory in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by L.Hoon on Flickr.

Derelict factory in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by L.Hoon on Flickr.

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church. Click on the photographer’s name for more info on this beautiful house of worship. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

The Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

The Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

The Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church is a church in Detroit Michigan. Built in 1911. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

The Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church is a church in Detroit Michigan. Built in 1911. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

Abandoned and neglected train depot in Detroit. Photo by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Abandoned and neglected train depot in Detroit. Photo by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

Abandoned Central Station in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flikr. | lisanneharris.com

Abandoned Central Station in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flikr.

Abandoned library in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Abandoned library in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr.

Western part of the abandoned Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Albert Duce on Wikimedia Commons. | lisanneharris.com

Western part of the abandoned Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Albert Duce on Wikimedia Commons.

Engine House No. 11 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Andrew Jameson on Wikimedia Commons. | lisanneharris.com

A relic of the past – Engine House No. 11 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Andrew Jameson on Wikimedia Commons.

Decaying in Detroit Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Decaying in Detroit Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

Abandoned boat house in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Abandoned boat house in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

Abandoned house in Delray, Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Notorious4Life on Wikimedia Commons. | lisanneharris.com

Sadly deserted and neglected house in Delray, Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Notorious4Life on Wikimedia Commons. | lisanneharris.com

Decaying hospital in Detroit. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Peeling paint falling from the walls in an abandoned Detroit hospital. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr.

Decaying and derelict hospital in Detroit. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Decaying and derelict hospital in Detroit. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr.

Stairwell in a decaying hospital in Detroit. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

Stairwell in a decaying hospital in Detroit. Photo by Martin Gonzalez on Flickr.

The Vanity Ballroom dance floor as of 2010 by Albert Duce on Wikimedia Commons. | lisanneharris.com

The Vanity Ballroom dance floor as of 2010 by Albert Duce on Wikimedia Commons. Imagine how it was once filled with brightly clad dancers moving to the jazzy sounds of the big bands of the 30s and 40s to the thumping beats of rock and roll in the 60s and 70s.

Abandoned doll in Lee Plaza. Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr. | lisanneharris.com

A little girl’s doll left to rot in Lee Plaza. Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr.

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5 thoughts on “Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Detroit

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    • Hey Gypsy! It’s good to see you! I hope life’s been treating you well. 🙂

      I agree. It’s almost like Detroit was nuked and the rest of the world is staying clear of the fall-out. Actually, Detroit would be the perfect place for new industries to take up residence in the empty factories. Retrofitting would be a whole lot cheaper that constructing new, give the city a revitalized appearance and bring in much-needed jobs. Mike Rowe’s “Work Is a Beautiful Thing” would be perfect in that sad city.

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    • I know! It almost feels like a crime was committed when the county abandoned that library. At least I’m assuming it was a county library. The books could’ve been sold to the general public or donated to schools in 3rd world countries, if nothing else.

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