Abandoned Shelter of the Week

We can’t give the exact address of this week’s abandoned house because flames removed the identifying numerals from this charred hull on the 15000 block of Burgess north of Outer Drive on Detroit’s west side. Looky-loos should be cautious, though, because neighbors tell us vagrants have been hanging out there. Bring some air freshener too. The distinct smell of animal droppings wafts through the place. It also seems the Detroit Department of Emergency Services has taken an interest, posting this notice: “You must contact us as soon as possible concerning your fire.”

Photo and text by Johnette Garner and Gloria Kitchen.

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 [email protected]).

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