Abandoned Shelter of the Week 

The beautiful 1920s bungalow at 2508 Stair St. is the only abandoned building in an otherwise well-maintained neighborhood on Detroit’s southwest side. The house shows evidence of a fire, and, oddly enough, a seemingly undamaged satellite dish clings to the green shingles on the side of the home.

The Abandoned Structure Squad learned from an elderly neighbor that a fire had rendered the house uninhabitable last December. The neighbor told us that she had complained about the house at the Southwest Detroit City Hall, but had seen no results. But there’s good news. ASS discovered that the building’s owner, Donald Garrett, met last week with city officials and provided a contract to demolish the building himself. That process, we’re told, is to begin soon.

Text by editorial intern Domenique Osborne.
Photo by editorial intern Rachel McIntyre.

Editor’s note: If you know of an abandoned home you would like to see featured in this spot, send a photo and pertinent information to News Hits, c/o Metro Times, 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226 (or e-mail newshits@metrotimes.com).

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