This day I was headed out to a place called Eloise. A former poor house, a former mental asylum, and a former tuberculosis sanatorium. It is located in the historic and godforsaken city of Wayne. The hillybilly town that time forgot.
Check out this website about Eloise with more complete data.
All that remains of structures on the Eloise grounds are four buildings, a powerhouse with the infamous smokestack that reads “ELOISE”, a bakery building, one administration building, and a firehouse. The rest of the grounds were sold off for a gold course and a supermarket plaza. On the northernmost part of the grounds in the new Walter Ruether State Psychiatric Hospital. (It is forbidden by law to walk on those grounds for good reason.)
The area I went to once held some of the larger buildings in the complex. There are parts of roads and foundations and parking lots left in the fields there.
In the huge expanses of fields are piles of debris from the plowed under buildings.
Torn up sewer tunnel entryways.
Glazed pipeworks still strewn about. I collected as array of various porcelien, slate, marble, glazed tile, sandstone fragments etc from the old buildings.
While I was out there, I did some looking around in the city of Wayne. This area is the final jet fuel dumping grounds for incoming airliners landing at DTW. Man, I gotta think that the children who grow up here under the constant mist of expelled jet fuel must all be crazy as shithouse rats.
Yeah – look at this fine vehicle. I felt like I was touring Tennessee in this subdivision.
Heres the new I-94 welcome arch thing they are slapping up for the SuperBowl 06 game, to welcome people to Detroit who land at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and drive the expressway into the city.
Anything you may see coming into Detroit from the airport is being prettied up just for passers through. Just dont stray off onto other roads and expressways, or you’ll get the shock of your life. Michigan has not only the worst economy and the worst unemployment of all 50 States, but by far we have the worst roads in the nation.
Vote for Kwame dammit – or I’ll shut off your damn fireworks !