The Ransom Gillis home on the corner of Alfred Street and John R. is receiving its new turret work in the last few days. Theyve slowly been renovating the roof and masonry over the last few months, but I am sure I am not alone in awaiting the rebuilt turret.
Here is what RG looked like a few short years ago, before any restoration had begun.
This Victorian period ruin had become an icon of Detroits abandonment, so its restoration is really a positive move in the right direction. Demolishing this structure would have gotten way too much attention. Already, in its ruined state, this had to be the most (over) photographed abandoned building in Detroit.