Abandoned Shelter of the Week

On the corner of Peterboro and Park is an apartment building that would be apt for a longhaired princess in distress. The enormous stone structure is an interesting combination of neo-Medieval and Renaissance architecture, complete with turrets and octagonal red shingles. The original coal chutes and the carriage-scarred brick driveway remain intact despite neglect. Pigeons swoop in and out of the scorched upper windows, making the building more opulent aviary than Victorian masterpiece. Although there is a mysterious dearth of information about this building in the city records, a passerby related that residents of the quiet neighborhood refer to it fondly as “our castle.”

Text by editorial intern Domenique Osborne.
Photo by editorial intern Heather Rousseau.

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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