Abandoned Shelter of the Week

Erected in 1914, this building at 1983 E. Canfield looks its age, and then some. Strips of sea-foam green aluminum siding — a decades-old attempt at modernization — still cling to the brick walls in some places, and all windows and doors been reduced to gaping holes. Toys, trash and a couple leather valises tumble down the rickety front porch as yellow caution tape flutters ineffectually in the breeze. You can smell the rot.

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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