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Cman710
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Post Number: 157
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone,

These pictures are labeled "Abandoned Detroit Hotel," but most are internal and I cannot figure out which one it is from the few outside shots, except that it obviously is not downtown. (Not from Detroit and not living in Detroit now, I am still making my best efforts to learn the lay of the land, so forgive me if it is obvious.) Does anyone have any idea what hotel this is?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/sets/7215759416626 4498/

Photos 7-10 should be most helpful.

Seven: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/167488918/in/set-7 2157594166264498/

Eight: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/167488894/in/set-7 2157594166264498/

Nine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/167488862/in/set-7 2157594166264498/

Ten: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j oeyharrison/167488833/in/set-7 2157594166264498/
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Hannah
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The American Hotel at Temple and Cass.
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Cman710
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks! Anyone know how long the hotel has been vacant? Any other history?
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Zephyrprocess
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup--photo 7 shows Clifford dumping into Cass
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whoa that place is nasty on the inside...

I really hope that someone cleans and renovates that soon...
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder if the subway tiles could be salvaged? They would look great in any modern or antique bathroom.
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whar subway tiles GOAT? I was too creeped out by the condition of the building in that first link to see the rest...
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Goat
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Look at the pictures of the shitters (IE: bathrooms). Most seem to have subway tiles intact. Except for the one picture with a large hole in the wall.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't that hotel also known as the Fort Wayne?
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Cman710
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2007 - 11:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for all your help? Anyone else have information?
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Lowell
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 1:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is the Fort Wayne Hotel from last Sunday.
American - Fort Wayne Hotel Detroit
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 2:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, what's the history behind this one? When (not if) the redevelopment whirlwind spinning through the old city reaches Cass Park, this is going to be quite a district, again. I could see the thing converted to extended-stay hotel (being so close to a venue that hosts long-term Broadway shows) usage with a number of permanent apartments and condominiums.
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Tielerh11
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 3:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Cass Park easily has the potential to be one of the coolest parts of the city.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 8:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Really? Seems pretty separated from the CBD and it isn't close to Midtown/Cultural/WSU area. What might make that area become a great area if it isn't its location, location, location. Don't answer with "the great architecture of the vacant buildings," because than most of Detroit would not be in the state it is today.
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Chitaku
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 8:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cass Park is right in the middle of Midtown and CBD. I see this and north Corktown as the next stop taken over by the Hip kids Danny talks about. midtowns rent prices are rising this will cause students to move further out
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Cman710
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Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 10:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the pic, Lowell. Seems like it might have been original called the Fort Wayne, and been the American in its last stint, since there is a broken sign reading "Americ" on one side.

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