Sickening echoes of the Lost Lions of the Lee Plaza. The four “Comedy” faces that ring the roof of the Eastown Theater have all been removed. The last one to be removed was on the front corner, and that was taken in the last few weeks.
This photo is from December 12th, 2008. Note the circles with each intact sculpture.
This is my most recent of photo of the last remaining Comedy face – this was taken on March 31st, 2010. Two and a half months ago.
Now you see it, now you don’t. That was it – all four have been harvested.
Here is the sculptural work above the main entry, which should be safe from the hands of bastards.
William Shakespeare, looking a little distressed after the theft of the four Comedy faces.
Just because places like this become abandoned or even derelict, is never an excuse to allow the City of Detroit to be robbed of its architectural history – right under our damn noses.