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.
Unfortunately, details about this location are hard to come by. It was built in 1927 by the Salvation Army and was later used as a rental hall by Okuns Ventures. Amenities included a chapel, banquet halls, offices, and a kitchen. The chapel may have had a regular congregation, but there aren’t any details available. The smaller single-story addition was used as a medical clinic.
This building is another example of how quickly scrappers move. Just a few days after taking these pictures, the front door was smashed in and the basement flooded. A week later the windows were gone. On October 19th, 2014, the building burned down. The clinic and the sanctuary were demolished in December of 2017.