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Mauser765
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Post Number: 626
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Posted From: 4.229.51.23
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 7:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Two structures were demolished in the Brush Park region in the last 24 hours. The victorian house that was badly burned and standing alone just east of the Eddystone, and also the house on the north side of Alfred Street two houses from the corner west of John R.

The Alfred house had collapsed in the front left corner and was sinking quickly.

I photographed both stuctures yesterday at 1 pm - so they were demolished between then and now.

I was amazed to see the Arts and Crafts school still standing when I drove by.

Dont blink. . .
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 627
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Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 7:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

alfred

This was yesterdays pic of the Alfred house

burnt

Heres a good shoot of the victorian house before it was recently torched badly.
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Detroitwonk
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Post Number: 90
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Posted From: 68.41.207.52
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 10:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jeez...you know, I give the mayor credit for trying to increase employment in the city. Too bad the only folks being employed are those who tear down buildings...
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 630
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, nobody can say that these two structures should have been saved - they needed to be flattened long ago. Its just shocking how fast stuff is getting hammered down - and its always curious to me when they do it in the middle of the night.
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Northend
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Post Number: 608
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Posted From: 69.212.62.92
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Employment has got to start somewhere. If the city and its residents/investors/movers/sha kers have not been capable to save such beautiful structures within the past 40 years, something needs to be done to move forward.
Detroiters spend to much time admiring old structures instead of getting off their booties and be more aggressive in finding solutions to disgraces such as the one pictured above.

Fuck, I hate to say it but that seems to be the problems.
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Psip
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Post Number: 794
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.246.13.131
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a thought, but maybe showing the vast tracts of avaliable real estate might just spark an interest in developing it by the visitors to SB.
One of the turn offs and deal breakers is demolition.
As to why at midnight, it done so no one can cause a stink. Take the M-L, if that would have started at 3 am Sat morning, it would have been way to late for file any motions.
Old City Hall was demo'ed the same way. (see interiors of old city hall thread) The first swing of the ball happened at night. Its a long standing tradition in Detroit. I think the Monroe block went the same way in the '80s.
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Northend
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Post Number: 611
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's killing me to see the enthusiasm on this forum but yet all these historic buildings turned into sterile parking structures
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Post Number: 579
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The house off Woodward, on Sproat, has been a favorite of mine. It's such a shame that it was destroyed. A few years ago I wrote to the owner, one Dallas Christ (weird name), located in Troy, asking him what it would take to sell his property at a reasonable price so that it could be restored and saved. Of course no answer, and now it's gone. Hope you sleep well in your Troyan McMansion, Mr. Christ.
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Northend
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Post Number: 612
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mademoiselle Papillon.
Merci quand meme d'avoir essayer
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 681
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Posted From: 66.2.148.168
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 1:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


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Northend
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Post Number: 613
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 1:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SHIT!!!!



They meant...
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 631
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Posted From: 4.229.54.236
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 1:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heyo - Andy at Hotfudgedetroit got the scoop on the Sproat house demo - apparently it twasnt at night at all.

Thread with PICS
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 584
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 2:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well people, as much as we'd love to save the buildings...we just can't save them all ya know???

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