The Abandoned Structure Squad caught this building on the corner of Schoolcraft and Stout in the midst of the demolition process. John J. George, President of Blight Busters (, a nonprofit organization, and his crew of about 20 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints saw that the structure was Bobcatted to oblivion. A learning resource center will replace it. George worked with City Mission,, a community outreach program that mentors and educates children, to pull the project together. “We are doing this at no cost. The only thing City Mission is paying for is the Dumpsters today,” says George, whose group works to demolish many abandoned buildings in Detroit.

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