The Mansard Twins, Brush Park, Detroit
287 & 295 Alfred Street, now both houses are mothballed though missing most of their original features. This view in this link was taken in 1976 and shows the one on the right, the G.S. Chandler house appears to be still occupied while 287 is already in bad shape: www.flickr.com/photos/74359763@N02/6722055245/
John J Bagley house 1869
The house stood at the corner of Washington and Park, where the Statler Hotel used to stand. This house had the first examples of plate glass used in Michigan. This image is no. 71 from Buildings of Detroit, by W. Hawkins Ferry.
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Rose Terrace II was a private home located on Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Built in 1934 by Anna Dodge, widow of automobile pioneer Horace E. Dodge. In 1920, Horace Dodge died, leaving his fortune entirely to his widow, Anna. In 1926, Anna married actor Hugh Dillman. They purchased the nearby Country Club of Detroit & razed both the clubhouse & the Dodge’s original Rose Terrace in 1930. The mansion was finally completed in 1934 at a cost of $4 million.
Magnificent Must-See Mansions
This 87-acre estate, just northeast of Detroit, was the home of Edsel Ford (Henry’s son) and his wife, Eleanor. Before her death in 1976, Eleanor stated that the property be used for the “benefit of the public.” Today, visitors can tour the 20,000-square-foot home to see the intimate family photos that take you back to 1927, when the home was built, and beyond, to the home’s heyday in the 1940s. On the grounds, be sure to check out Josephine Ford’s child-sized playhouse, built by her ...
111 Watson Street, The Faulconer House, Brush Park, Detroit
I took the color shot above in 2001. The place didn't last too long after that. The black and white drawing, bottom left, is from an article published about the house, seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/50788895@N00/6795224221/in/pool-162... The middle picture is from the website, The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit by Lowell Boileau. www.detroityes.com/gild/05bp-roundhouse.htm The third shot is from PlacePromo's 1976 survey. www.placepromo.com/display.php?id=3771&built=&add... Originally the home…
Fabulous Ruins Table of Contents
The first online Ruins of Detroit tour from 1997. The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit is a DetroitYES.com Project of Greater Detroit and Windsor
Ruins of Detroit: Before & After
Chene House, Detroit, 1973-2010 I keep coming back to Detroit. It's bizarre how photogenic the downfall of America’s industrial powerhouse can be. However there's an eerie and unwanted sense of responsibility to be felt when looking through these before & after photographs of Detroit taken in