2014-02-01 10-52 00494 WTA 5DM3-Edit  Highland Park City Hall : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, ApMadoc, City Offices, Dark, Decay, Highland Park, Light Rays, Michigan, Rays, Shadow, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2017-04-08 109880 WTA 5DM4  Saint John's Temple, Szent Janus Templom.   This church was desinged by Henrik Kohner who also designed Holy Cross for the Roman Catholics. But he did not limit himself to Christian religious building. He designed Congregation B'Nai Moshe on Dexter on the west side as well as one of about two-dozen synagagues built in Detroit after World War II including Yeshivah Beth Yuheda Mogen Abraham, also on Dexter. : Abandoned, Abanonded Church, ApMadoc, Catholic, Catholic Church, Church, Detroit, Michigan, Saint John's Temple, Stained Glass, Stairway, Szent Janus Templom, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-04-08 109864 WTA 5DM4  Saint John's Temple, Szent Janus Templom.   This church was desinged by Henrik Kohner who also designed Holy Cross for the Roman Catholics. But he did not limit himself to Christian religious building. He designed Congregation B'Nai Moshe on Dexter on the west side as well as one of about two-dozen synagagues built in Detroit after World War II including Yeshivah Beth Yuheda Mogen Abraham, also on Dexter. : Abandoned, Abanonded Church, ApMadoc, Catholic, Catholic Church, Church, Detroit, Michigan, Saint John's Temple, Stained Glass, Stairway, Szent Janus Templom, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-04-04 108877 WTA 5DM4-HDR  The Bethel Community Transformation Center (BCTC)) is a coalition of local clergy, community leaders, visionaries and builders joining forces to weave together the past and the future at BETHEL: a modern performing arts center, worship space, and community center all under one (big) roof. More information at : http://Bctcdetroit.org : ApMadoc, Detroit, Historic House of Worship, Michigan, Stairway, Synagogue, Temple Beth El, USA, United States  2017-02-19 105482 WTA 5DM4 HDR  City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn Michigan : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn, Michigan, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County 
2017-02-19 105440 WTA 5DM4 HDR  City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn Michigan : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn, Michigan, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-02-19 105434 WTA 5DM4 HDR  City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn Michigan : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn, Michigan, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-02-19 105422 WTA 5DM4  City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn Michigan : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, City Hall Artspace Lofts, Dearborn, Michigan, Minimalist, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-02-19 105347 WTA 5DM4  In 1963, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, the Ford Foundation donated three million dollars to the City of Dearborn to construct a memorial library. On July 30, 1963, Ford's hundredth birthday, the Ford Motor Company deeded 15.3 acres (6.2 ha) of land to the City of Dearborn for the building. The library was formally dedicated November 25, 1969.  Henry Ford Centennial Library's original floorplan designs included large meeting rooms along the first floor; a sizable Children's section, detailed public card catalogue, an adult reading room (now a conference room where the Ford Collection of books is currently kept), open periodical stacks for active issues of magazines and closed periodical stacks where back issues could be kept, record listening booths, adult fiction and nonfiction sections, and typewriters spread along the second floor; and a closed book stack and the Audio-Visual department, where 8mm and 16mm film reels and other materials were kept in staff-accessible archives, were located on the third floor, where the Mezzanine and study rooms are located now. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Dearborn, Ford Centennial Library, Michigan, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-02-19 105333 WTA 5DM4  In 1963, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, the Ford Foundation donated three million dollars to the City of Dearborn to construct a memorial library. On July 30, 1963, Ford's hundredth birthday, the Ford Motor Company deeded 15.3 acres (6.2 ha) of land to the City of Dearborn for the building. The library was formally dedicated November 25, 1969.  Henry Ford Centennial Library's original floorplan designs included large meeting rooms along the first floor; a sizable Children's section, detailed public card catalogue, an adult reading room (now a conference room where the Ford Collection of books is currently kept), open periodical stacks for active issues of magazines and closed periodical stacks where back issues could be kept, record listening booths, adult fiction and nonfiction sections, and typewriters spread along the second floor; and a closed book stack and the Audio-Visual department, where 8mm and 16mm film reels and other materials were kept in staff-accessible archives, were located on the third floor, where the Mezzanine and study rooms are located now. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Dearborn, Ford Centennial Library, Michigan, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County 
2017-02-19 105288 WTA 5DM4 HDR  In 1963, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, the Ford Foundation donated three million dollars to the City of Dearborn to construct a memorial library. On July 30, 1963, Ford's hundredth birthday, the Ford Motor Company deeded 15.3 acres (6.2 ha) of land to the City of Dearborn for the building. The library was formally dedicated November 25, 1969.  Henry Ford Centennial Library's original floorplan designs included large meeting rooms along the first floor; a sizable Children's section, detailed public card catalogue, an adult reading room (now a conference room where the Ford Collection of books is currently kept), open periodical stacks for active issues of magazines and closed periodical stacks where back issues could be kept, record listening booths, adult fiction and nonfiction sections, and typewriters spread along the second floor; and a closed book stack and the Audio-Visual department, where 8mm and 16mm film reels and other materials were kept in staff-accessible archives, were located on the third floor, where the Mezzanine and study rooms are located now. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Dearborn, Ford Centennial Library, Michigan, Monochrome, Spiral Stairs, Stairs, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-01-20 103112 WTA 5DM4 HDR  The David Whitney House was built between 1890 and 1894 by the famous lumber baron David Whitney Jr., who was considered not only one of Detroit's wealthiest personalities, but also one of Michigan's wealthiest citizens.[5] The house is estimated to cost $400,000 (approximately $10,500,000 in today's economy) and was featured in several newspapers of that time. The exterior is constructed using pink jasper from South Dakota. It is measured to be 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) and has 52 rooms (including 10 bathrooms), 218 windows, 20 fireplaces, and a secret vault in the dining room, an elevator, and numerous Tiffany glass windows. The Tiffany glass windows have been estimated to be worth more than the house itself.  Architect : Gordon W. Lloyd. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, David Whitney, David Whitney House, Detroit, Historic Home, Michigan, National Register of Historic Places, Restaruant, Stairway, The Whitney, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-01-20 103043 WTA 5DM4 HDR  The David Whitney House was built between 1890 and 1894 by the famous lumber baron David Whitney Jr., who was considered not only one of Detroit's wealthiest personalities, but also one of Michigan's wealthiest citizens.[5] The house is estimated to cost $400,000 (approximately $10,500,000 in today's economy) and was featured in several newspapers of that time. The exterior is constructed using pink jasper from South Dakota. It is measured to be 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) and has 52 rooms (including 10 bathrooms), 218 windows, 20 fireplaces, and a secret vault in the dining room, an elevator, and numerous Tiffany glass windows. The Tiffany glass windows have been estimated to be worth more than the house itself.  Architect : Gordon W. Lloyd. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, David Whitney, David Whitney House, Detroit, Historic Home, Michigan, National Register of Historic Places, Restaruant, Stairway, The Whitney, USA, United States, Wayne County  2017-01-20 102889 WTA 5DM4 HDR  The David Whitney House was built between 1890 and 1894 by the famous lumber baron David Whitney Jr., who was considered not only one of Detroit's wealthiest personalities, but also one of Michigan's wealthiest citizens.[5] The house is estimated to cost $400,000 (approximately $10,500,000 in today's economy) and was featured in several newspapers of that time. The exterior is constructed using pink jasper from South Dakota. It is measured to be 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) and has 52 rooms (including 10 bathrooms), 218 windows, 20 fireplaces, and a secret vault in the dining room, an elevator, and numerous Tiffany glass windows. The Tiffany glass windows have been estimated to be worth more than the house itself.  Architect : Gordon W. Lloyd. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, David Whitney, David Whitney House, Detroit, Historic Home, Michigan, National Register of Historic Places, Restaruant, Stairway, The Whitney, USA, United States, Wayne County  2016-10-02 002834 WTA 5DM4  Z Garage Alley : ApMadoc, Detroit, Michigan, Stairway, USA, United States, Wayne County, Z Garage, Z Garage Alley 
2016-05-22 93287 WTA 5DSR  Fire Escape : ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, Michigan, Monochrome, North America, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, United States of America, Urban Exploration  2016-04-14 19922 WTA 5DSR  Saint Michaels Church, Charleston South Carolina : ApMadoc, B&W, Bannister, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Charleston, Monochrome, Saint Michael's Church, South Carolina, Stair Rail, USA, United States  2016-04-12 19362 WTA 5DSR  Charleston South Carolina : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, Charleston, Curved Stairway, South Carolina, USA, United States  2016-02-21 87770 WTA 5DSR HDR  Rewarding Faith Church : Abandoned, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, Michigan, Monochrome, North America, Rewarding Faith Church, Stairs, URBEX, USA, United States, United States of America, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2016-02-21 87770 WTA 5DSR HDR-2  Rewarding Faith Church : Abandoned, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, Detroit, Michigan, North America, Rewarding Faith Church, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, United States of America, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2016-01-26 86227 WTA 5DSR  Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital (NRPH) is located on a large (400+ acres) property on 7 Mile Road on the eastern side of the township. It was built in 1952 and was closed in 2003. As of 2011, the NRPH is standing and there are plans to demolish the buildings and clean the property. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Hospital, Abandoned State Hospital, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Creepy, Dark, Decay, Michigan, Monochrome, Northville, Northville State Hospital, Stairway, Stairwell, State Hospital, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2016-01-26 86164 WTA 5DSR  Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital (NRPH) is located on a large (400+ acres) property on 7 Mile Road on the eastern side of the township. It was built in 1952 and was closed in 2003. As of 2011, the NRPH is standing and there are plans to demolish the buildings and clean the property. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Hospital, Abandoned State Hospital, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Creepy, Dark, Decay, Michigan, Monochrome, Northville, Northville State Hospital, Stairway, Stairwell, State Hospital, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2015-09-19 79762 WTA 5DSR-Edit  The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse ranks among the ten oldest lighthouses in Michigan. It is an active lighthouse maintained by the US Coast Guard remotely, located in Lighthouse County Park on Lake Huron near Port Hope, Michigan in Huron County. "Pointe aux Barques" means 'Point of Little Boats', a descriptor of the shallow shoals and reefs that lurk beneath these waves, presenting a hazard to boats as they round Michigan's Thumb : ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Lake Huron, Light House, Lighthouse, Michigan, Michigan Thumb, Monochrome, Pointe aux Barques Light, Rural, Spiral Staircase, Spiral Stairs, Thumb, USA, United States  2015-09-19 79762 WTA 5DSR  The Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse ranks among the ten oldest lighthouses in Michigan. It is an active lighthouse maintained by the US Coast Guard remotely, located in Lighthouse County Park on Lake Huron near Port Hope, Michigan in Huron County. "Pointe aux Barques" means 'Point of Little Boats', a descriptor of the shallow shoals and reefs that lurk beneath these waves, presenting a hazard to boats as they round Michigan's Thumb : ApMadoc, Lake Huron, Light House, Lighthouse, Michigan, Michigan Thumb, Pointe aux Barques Light, Rural, Spiral Staircase, Spiral Stairs, Thumb, USA, United States  2015-09-12 78663 WTA 5DSR  Sampson Elementary School : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Creepy, Dark, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Sampson Elementary School, Shadow, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2015-08-09 75538 WTA 5DSR HDR  Kelvinator Building : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, ApMadoc, Detroit, Kelvinator, Kelvinator Building, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2015-08-04 74830 WTA 5DSR HDR  Detroit Public Library - Main Branch : ApMadoc, Archectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, DPL, Detroit, Detroit Public LIbrary, Michigan, Monochrome, Public Library, Stairway, USA, United States  2015-03-15 71058 WTA 5DM3 HDR 1  Former Masonic Temple - Dexter Avenue, Detroit : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Masonic Temple, ApMadoc, Blight, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-11-29 63789 WTA 5DM3  Former Highland Park Municipal Offices : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Blight, Decay, Detroit, Highland Park Municipal Offices, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-11-15 61229 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Andrew Jackson Intermediate was a school located on the east side of Detroit. Jackson was designed by the firm of B.C. Wetzel & Co., with the main part of the school built in 1928.  Jackson is one of Detroit's more unique schools in terms of design, using orange brick, masonry quoins along the edges of the building, and balustrades along the roof. Two lanterns are located above the main entrances facing the street. Though large, they appear to be purely ornamental, and are empty. The layout is fairly typical of schools designed in the late 20's, with a main hallway along which classrooms are located, and wings located on the ends. Jackson has an extra classroom wing on the north side of the building, and a cafeteria wing on the south side. Located in the center are the auditorium, which took up two floors, and a library on the third floor. The plan allowed for easy expansion of the school should the need arise. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, Andrew Jackson Intermediate School, Andrew Jackson School, ApMadoc, Blight, Decay, Detroit, Detroit Public Schools, Intermediate School, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2014-10-26 59908 WTA 5DM3  Sampson Elementary School : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Blight, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Monochrome, Sampson Elementary School, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-09-19 50869 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Max M. Fisher Music Center / Orchestra Hall, Dertroit, Michigan : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Concert Hall, DSO, Detroit, Detroit Orchestra Hall, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Fisher Music Center, Max Fisher Music Center, Max M. Fisher Music Center, Michigan, Orchestra Hall, Stairway, USA, United States  2014-09-02 49402 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, HDR, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Monochrome, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant  2014-09-02 49402 WTA 5DM3 HDR-2  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, Detroit, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant  2014-09-02 49340 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, HDR, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Monochrome, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant 
2014-09-02 49340 WTA 5DM3 HDR-2  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, Detroit, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant  2014-09-02 49305 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, HDR, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Monochrome, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant  2014-09-02 49305 WTA 5DM3 HDR-2  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, Detroit, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant  2014-09-02 49257 WTA 5DM3  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Monochrome, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant  2014-09-02 49257 WTA 5DM3-2  Detroit Water & Sewerage Department High Lift Building  Prior to 1880, the Board of Water Commissioners purchased a 56-acre tract on East Jefferson where the building you see is located. Shortly after 1900, it became clear that the area’s population and industrial activities were growing rapidly and that a vast amount of clean water would be needed. Indeed, by 1907, the city’s system was supplying an average of 160 gallons of water per day for every resident. Of course, much of that water was used by industries. Officials commissioned the Field, Hinchman and Smith firm to design a massive building for the pumps. The result is the very large, but appealing, High Lift building that you see. : ApMadoc, Architectural Details, Architecture, Detroit, High Lift Building, Industrial Building, Michigan, Ornate Stairs, Ornate Stairway, Stairs, Stairway, USA, United States, Water Department, Water Plant 
2014-08-31 48864 WTA 5DM3 HDR  St. Agnes Catholic Church is one of the most well-known abandoned churches in Detroit. It was built in 1921, and abandoned in 2006. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Church, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Blight, Catholic, Catholic Church, Catholic School, Church, Decay, Detroit, HDR, Hall, Hallway, Michigan, Monochrome, Saint Agnes, Saint Agnes Church, St. Agnes Church, St. Agnes School, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-08-31 48247 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Southwestern High School was a high school in Southwest Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is part of the Detroit Public Schools district. The school's area, Southwest Detroit, has the majority of Detroit's Latino population.  The school was located in a three story building. It closed in 2012. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Door, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Broken Glass, Decay, Detroit, Detroit Public Schools, Door, HDR, High School, Michigan, Monochrome, Southwestern High School, Stairs, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-08-31 48247 WTA 5DM3 HDR-2  Southwestern High School was a high school in Southwest Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is part of the Detroit Public Schools district. The school's area, Southwest Detroit, has the majority of Detroit's Latino population.  The school was located in a three story building. It closed in 2012. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Broken Glass, Decay, Detroit, Detroit Public Schools, High School, Michigan, Southwestern High School, Stairs, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-08-24 46516 WTA 5DM3 HDR  The Fisher Body Plant 21 is located on the southeast corner of Piquette and St. Antoine.  It was designed in 1921 by Albert Kahn for Fisher Body, who manufactured Buick and Cadillac bodies in the plant until 1925.  The plant is six stories tall, with a footprint of 200 feet (61 m) by 581 feet (177 m) and an interior area of 536,000 square feet.  During the Great Depression, Fisher suspended production and the building was used as a soup kitchen and homeless shelter.[13] The plant was used as an engineering design facility from 1930–1956; during World War II, the factory produced P-80 Lockheed Shooting Star Planes, FG-4 (F4U-4) Corsair Shipboard Fighters, and some assemblies for B-25 Mitchell bombers.[13] After 1956, the plant was used to build Cadillac limousine bodies; GM closed the plant in 1984. After GM left, several paint companies used the building; it closed for good in 1994. In 1999, as a result of unpaid property taxes, the building became the property of the City of Detroit and was re-addressed as 6051 Hastings St. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Factory, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Fisher Plant #21, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-08-09 43801 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Chandler Elementary School was a school on the east side of Detroit, named for former mayor Zachariah Chandler. It was built in 1905, and like many other schools in the area was almost immediately overcrowded. From 1913 to 1914, the number of students grew from 1,600 to 2,362. While the number dropped the next year as more schools were opened nearby, admission continued to increase, and an additional wing was built in 1922. Another was built in 1961, but by then the population of the city had peaked, and enrollment was on its way down. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Chandler Elementary, Decay, Detroit, Detroit Public Schools, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration, Zachariah Chandler Elementary 
2014-08-09 43419 WTA 5DM3 HDR  East Grand Boulevard Methodist Church, Detroit, Michigan.  This is an abanonded church located at Grand and Gratiot in Detroit. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, East Grand Boulevard Methodist Church, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-07-27 42731 WTA 5DM3  Kelvinator Building : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Factory, ApMadoc, Dark, Decay, Detroit, Kelvinator, Kelvinator Building, Michigan, Shadow, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-07-27 42598 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Solomon Missonary Baptist Church : Abandoned, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Decay, Detroit, HDR, King Solomon Missonary Baptist Church, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-06-24 20456 WTA 5DM3 HDR  The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury Packard cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. : Abandoned, Abandoned Auto Factory, Abandoned Automobile Factory, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Factory, Abandoned Plant, Albert Kahn, ApMadoc, Auto Plant, Decay, Detroit, HDR, Industrial Building, Michigan, Packard, Packard Automotive Plant, Packard Plant, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration, Wayne County  2014-06-24 20446 WTA 5DM3  The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury Packard cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. : Abandoned, Abandoned Auto Factory, Abandoned Automobile Factory, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Factory, Abandoned Plant, Albert Kahn, ApMadoc, Auto Plant, Dark, Decay, Detroit, Industrial Building, Michigan, Packard, Packard Automotive Plant, Packard Plant, Shadow, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration, Wayne County 
2014-06-24 19942 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Woods Cathedral Church of God in Christ / Visitation Catholic Church According to parish records, Visitation Catholic church was established in 1919 by the bishop Michael Gallagher. A permanent location was completed in 1925, and operated until the parish was suppressed in 1989.  At some point the vacant church was purchased and reopened as the Woods Cathedral Church of God in Christ. That church closed in 2005. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Church, Abandoned Door, ApMadoc, Catholic, Catholic Church, Decay, Detroit, Door, HDR, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration, Visitation Catholic Church, Woods Cathedral, Woods Cathedral Church of God in Christ  2014-05-04 10-36 17632 WTA 5DM3 HDR  St. Agnes Church : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Blight, Catholic, Catholic Church, Church, Decay, Detroit, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Michigan, Monochrome, Saint Agnes, Saint Agnes Church, St. Agnes Church, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-04-27 10-42 16706 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Courville Elementary School, located on the northeast side of the city, was built in 1921 as part of a rapid expansion of the Detroit Public Schools system. Designed by the firm of Malcomson, Higginbotham & Palmer in the Collegiate Gothic style, the school was built in a modular style, with later expansion in mind. The first unit was finished in November of 1922, and opened in January of 1923. It was named for Elizabeth Courville, a highly-respected teacher and principal who died unexpectedly in a car accident in 1916. An addition in 1929 doubled the size of the school, adding more classroom space and a second gymnasium.  In later years the school became known for its music program. The Courville Concert Choir was a highly regarded performance ensable, with a repertoire "which includes everything from 18th century classics to gospel and urban pop," the Michigan Chronicle noted in 1996. The choir performed in cities across the country through the 1990's and 2000's.  In 2000, the school was over capacity, hosting nearly 1,100 students, but by 2006 enrollment had fallen in half to 570. As part of a district-wide consolidation, Courville closed in 2007. The reasons cited for its closure included the condition of the building, which included leaks in the roof, walls, boiler room, and flooring, as well as an overall decline in the population around the school.  The Courville Concert Choir moved to the Mason-Farwell School in 2008, and still performs today.  The school is slated for demolition in 2015. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Elizabeth Courville Elementary School, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-04-27 10-38 16671 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Courville Elementary School, located on the northeast side of the city, was built in 1921 as part of a rapid expansion of the Detroit Public Schools system. Designed by the firm of Malcomson, Higginbotham & Palmer in the Collegiate Gothic style, the school was built in a modular style, with later expansion in mind. The first unit was finished in November of 1922, and opened in January of 1923. It was named for Elizabeth Courville, a highly-respected teacher and principal who died unexpectedly in a car accident in 1916. An addition in 1929 doubled the size of the school, adding more classroom space and a second gymnasium.  In later years the school became known for its music program. The Courville Concert Choir was a highly regarded performance ensable, with a repertoire "which includes everything from 18th century classics to gospel and urban pop," the Michigan Chronicle noted in 1996. The choir performed in cities across the country through the 1990's and 2000's.  In 2000, the school was over capacity, hosting nearly 1,100 students, but by 2006 enrollment had fallen in half to 570. As part of a district-wide consolidation, Courville closed in 2007. The reasons cited for its closure included the condition of the building, which included leaks in the roof, walls, boiler room, and flooring, as well as an overall decline in the population around the school.  The Courville Concert Choir moved to the Mason-Farwell School in 2008, and still performs today.  The school is slated for demolition in 2015. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Elizabeth Courville Elementary School, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-04-27 10-18 16559 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Courville Elementary School, located on the northeast side of the city, was built in 1921 as part of a rapid expansion of the Detroit Public Schools system. Designed by the firm of Malcomson, Higginbotham & Palmer in the Collegiate Gothic style, the school was built in a modular style, with later expansion in mind. The first unit was finished in November of 1922, and opened in January of 1923. It was named for Elizabeth Courville, a highly-respected teacher and principal who died unexpectedly in a car accident in 1916. An addition in 1929 doubled the size of the school, adding more classroom space and a second gymnasium.  In later years the school became known for its music program. The Courville Concert Choir was a highly regarded performance ensable, with a repertoire "which includes everything from 18th century classics to gospel and urban pop," the Michigan Chronicle noted in 1996. The choir performed in cities across the country through the 1990's and 2000's.  In 2000, the school was over capacity, hosting nearly 1,100 students, but by 2006 enrollment had fallen in half to 570. As part of a district-wide consolidation, Courville closed in 2007. The reasons cited for its closure included the condition of the building, which included leaks in the roof, walls, boiler room, and flooring, as well as an overall decline in the population around the school.  The Courville Concert Choir moved to the Mason-Farwell School in 2008, and still performs today.  The school is slated for demolition in 2015. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Elizabeth Courville Elementary School, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2014-04-27 09-00 16347 WTA 5DM3  Colin Powell Acadamy, Detroit, Michigan : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Colin Powell Academy, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-04-27 08-56 16324 WTA 5DM3  Colin Powell Acadamy, Detroit, Michigan : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Colin Powell Academy, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-04-04 18-43 14113 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Ford Piquette Plant  In May 1904, after less than one year in operation, the board of the Ford Motor Company approved construction of a New England mill-style building, on a lot at the corner of Piquette and Beaubien Streets in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman, and Fields designed the building, which is three stories tall, 56 feet wide, and 402 feet long. The structure served the new firm for only a few years, yet it played a most important role in realizing Henry Ford's dream of an affordable car for the masses. : ApMadoc, Ford Piquette Plant, Ford Plant, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Highland Park, Michigan, Model T, Museum, Stairway, USA, United States  2014-03-30 12-51 13863 WTA 5DM3  Fisher Mansion, Palmer Woods, Detroit : ApMadoc, Detroit, Fisher, Fisher Mansion, Michigan, Palmer Woods, Stairway, USA, United States  2014-03-30 11-32 13741 WTA 5DM3  Tried Stone Baptist Church, Detroit, MI : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, Baptist Church, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Stairway, Tried Stone Baptist Church, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2014-03-22 08-02 09307 WTA 5DM3 HDR  The Schroeder Paint and Glass Co. was founded in 1897 by John Schroeder, a lifelong Detroit businessman. His first location was a retail store on East Congress and Cadillac Street which sold paint, glass, oils, varnishes, brushes, and painters' supplies. By 1905, the Schroeder name was well-known throughout the city and sate, and the company had set up a wholesale warehouse for glass products on Wayne and Woodbridge streets. Among its early projects were the Ford Building, the Hotel Ponchitrain, and many of Detroit's residences. John Schroeder led the company until his death in May of 1914. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Factory, Abandoned Plant, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Graffiti, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Michigan, Schroeder Paint and Glass Company, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-03-16 06-56 08588 WTA 5DM3 HDR  Detroit City High School was a secondary school located in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was one of the many public high schools in the Detroit Public School District. It closed in 2012 : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Detroit City High School, Detroit Schools, HDR, High Dynamic Range, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-02-16 10-50 03625 WTA 5DM3  George Hosmer Elementary, named for a noted judge, was built in 1921. A K-12 addition in 1924 added 540 seats. After years of declining enrollment the school closed in 2004. The neighborhood around Hosmer is in decline, and is full of empty lots. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, George Hosmer, George Hosmer Elementary School, Hosmer Elementary School, Hosmer School, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-02-16 10-43 03535 WTA 5DM3  George Hosmer Elementary, named for a noted judge, was built in 1921. A K-12 addition in 1924 added 540 seats. After years of declining enrollment the school closed in 2004. The neighborhood around Hosmer is in decline, and is full of empty lots. : Abandoned, Abandoned  School, Abandoned Building, Abandoned School, Abandoned School Building, Abandoned Schools, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, George Hosmer, George Hosmer Elementary School, Hosmer Elementary School, Hosmer School, Michigan, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-01-26 11-05 41466 WTA 5DM3  Construction started on the permanent location of St. Agnes, with the school built in 1916, and the convent a year later. After considering several possibilities for a sanctuary, the parish chose a gothic design by the firm of Van Leyen, Schilling, Keough, and Reynolds, and started work in 1922. The cornerstone of the church was laid in a ceremony on September 10 by Bishop Michael James Gallagher; construction of the 1,500 seat sanctuary was completed in 1924, and the church was dedicated on June 1st. Later in the year the church took delivery of a custom-built pipe organ by the firm of Casavant Frères, Opus #1035. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, Abandoned Church, ApMadoc, Blight, Catholic, Catholic Church, Church, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Saint Agnes, Saint Agnes Church, St. Agnes Church, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2014-01-03 13-37-04 0480-WTA-5DM3  The Detroit Naval Armory is a limestone structure with four main sections: a vestibule, a drill hall, an office / penthouse section, and a company drill hall.  The building mixes Art Moderne and Art Deco influences, and contains a large array of Depression-era WPA art  by artists such as John Tabaczuk, Edgar Yaeger, David Fredenthal, and Gustave Hildebrand,  all with nautical themes.  The building faces East Jefferson; the entrance is heavily decorated in military and naval themes using Pewabic tiles. In front of the building is a semi-circular drive encircling a flagpole erected in 1943 and a large Navy anchor from the USS Yantic, a Civil War gunboat whose hull is buried in a filled-in boat slip in Gabriel Richard Park. : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Decay, Detroit, Detroit Naval Armory, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2014-01-03 11-44 39008 WTA 5DM3  The Park Avenue Building is a 12-story beaux-arts high-rise located at 2001-2017 Park Avenue in the Park Avenue Historic District in downtown Detroit, Michigan.  Architected by Albert Kahn : Abandoned, Abandoned Building, ApMadoc, Decay, Detroit, Michigan, Park Avenue Building, Stair Rail, Stairs, Stairway, Stairwell, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration  2013-08-13 11-12-36 0605-WTA-5DM3  Woodlawn Cemetery is a cemetery located at 19975 Woodward Avenue, across from the Michigan State Fairgrounds, between 7 Mile Road and 8 Mile Road, in Detroit, Michigan. It is Michigan's most well-known cemetery : ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Cemetery, Detroit, Mausoleum, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, USA, United States, Woodlawn Cemetery  2013-08-13 11-12-36 0605-WTA-5DM3-2  Woodlawn Cemetery is a cemetery located at 19975 Woodward Avenue, across from the Michigan State Fairgrounds, between 7 Mile Road and 8 Mile Road, in Detroit, Michigan. It is Michigan's most well-known cemetery : ApMadoc, Cemetery, Detroit, Mausoleum, Michigan, Stairway, USA, United States, Woodlawn Cemetery  2013-07-19 15-15-51 0056-WTA-5DM3  Upon its completion the Michigan Theater could seat 4,050 patrons, In addition to films in its prime years, the theatre hosted performances of bands led by John Philip Sousa, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey and Harry James as well as live performances by The Marx Brothers, Betty Grable and Bob Hope.[4]  The theater ceased operations in 1976 after operating as a nightclub named The Michigan Palace. The office tenants threatened to leave unless they received adequate parking. To retain the tenants, building owners gutted and converted the theater into a parking structure. The theater could not be completely demolished and replaced by a parking structure because it is integral to the structure of the office building. The ornate plaster ceiling of the theater auditorium and grand lobby, at the ninth floor level, are still intact, as are parts of the mezzanine, the 2nd and 3rd balcony foyers and their staircases. The projection booth is also still intact. : Abandoned Movie Palace, Abandoned Theater, ApMadoc, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Ceiling, Detroit, Michigan, Michigan Theater, Monochrome, Movie Palace, Ornate Ceiling, Stairway, URBEX, USA, United States, Urban, Urban Blight, Urban Decay, Urban Exploration 
2013-03-26 14-12 17483 WTA 5DM3  Detroit Masonic Temple - Tudor Room : ApMadoc, Architecture, Detroit, Detroit Masonic Temple, Masonic Temple, Michigan, Stairway, USA, United States  2013-03-24-WTA-5DM3-0647-Edit-2  The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. In 2003, the DIA ranked as the second largest municipally owned museum in the United States, with an art collection valued at more than one billion dollars.[1] With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet (61,130 m²) : ApMadoc, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, DIA, Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Looking Up, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, USA, United States  2013-03-19 15-39 17083 WTA 5DM3  Detroit Masonic Temple - Corinthian Room : ApMadoc, Architecture, Detroit, Lodge Room, Masonic Temple, Michigan, Stairway, USA, United States  2013-03-19-WTA-5DM3-0278-Edit-2  Detroit Masonic Temple - Front Entry : ApMadoc, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, Masonic Temple, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, USA, United States  2013-03-19-WTA-5DM3-0258-Edit-2  Detroit Masonic Temple - Front Entry : ApMadoc, Architecture, B&W, Black & White, Black and White, Black_White, Detroit, Masonic Temple, Michigan, Monochrome, Stairway, USA, United States 
DSCB02302  Light & Shadow Study : ApMadoc, Architecture, Artistic, Jamaica, Light, Ocho Rios, Shadow, Stairs, Window