Check out the Google view of this thing from just two years ago – before the entire copper roof was stolen by scrappers.
Built in 1894, this had been Detroits oldest standing school. It suffered the usual humiliating fate of abandonment, looting, vandalism and finally arson and demolition.
Just like over one hundred other historical school buildings currently being decommissioned in the city.
Belden Brick of Ohio – this brick maker is an excellent reference for dating structures, although we know when this one was built.
And last but not least, the iconic Detroit “burnt fire hydrant”.