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 and warehouses, some are famous worldwide, such as the Hoban Foods Warehouse. Others less so, such as Detroit’s Motor Transportation Garage.
Built in 1896 along Hubbard Street as a machine shop for the Railway Steel Spring Company factor located across the street which made locomotive and car wheel tires, as well as other components. The shop was later taken over by the Wayne Foundry & Stamping Company in 1939, which specialized in automotive, aerospace, and heavy transportation products. A foundry was added onto the east side of the plant around this time. The company closed in 2005, and the building has been vacant since.
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