Abandoned Shelter of the Week

Airy two-story home at 1496 Helen on Detroit’s east side, abandoned since being condemned by the city in August 2001. Fully gutted, partially charred and highlighted by sporadic sections of avocado-green aluminum siding. Amenities include floors covered with clothing abandoned by previous occupants and a garbage-strewn back yard that features a late-model Pontiac Grand Am, sans wheels and windows.

Take a peek inside.

Photos and text by Curt Guyette.

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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