Detroit has been described by some as a ghost town. The city of Detroit has been going through abandonment issues since as early as the 1960s. Around 70,000 buildings, 31,000 homes, and 90,000 vacant lots all abandoned in Detroit.
Detroit has many abandoned factories, warehouses, churches, and hospitals, some are famous worldwide, such as the Northville State Hospital. Others less so, such as Detroit’s Motor Transportation Garage.
The Danish Brotherhood is a fraternal association for Scandinavians living in America. In 1915, the Detroit lodge built a hall on Forrest Avenue for a cost of $36,769.81. By the mid-’70s ownership of the building had changed over to an African-American lodge, and was later converted into a church. The church, a branch of the Church of God in Christ faith, closed in 2001.
After being vacant for a number of years, the hall is currently being renovated.