More lofts, more lofts – springing up like mushrooms !

This new set is being born on, I think, Second Street in New Center.

This is how the newly prepped building is looking today.

Lets take a look at this pair of buildings two years ago.

The warehouse end of the structure seemed to have been some type of cut flower business in its last incarnation.

Furnace room

I wonder if they’ll keep the group urinal look for the new loft customers? I mean, it IS a way to get to know your neighbors.

Upstairs we find several humans nests – makeshift living areas…. See, peeps had the idea to make these abandoned buildings into lofts years ago. They just lacked funding.

And sanitary conditions….

Interesting views from this place – mostly post industrial.

Some obscured views of Mr. Kahns handyworks.

Exterior design work courtesy of Eggs/Money.

Now back to how it all looks today –

An interesting partly covered sign, now uncovered – this is on the side of the warehouse building.


yo Nailhed !

5 Responses to The Loft Infestation

  • Dfunk – you’re right, the place was last operational as Century Florists Supply, closed around ’01, I think.

  • holy shit dude!
    me & chad were in there just last weekend! the marker probly wasnt even dry yet

    the blgs were at 2nd & Amsterdam; i was looking for the old Burroughs Adding Machine Co, an Kahn-factory, but i fear its gone. at least mostly.

    btw, nice getting a closeup shot of my wobbly handwriting hahahha

  • Great shots as always. Gotta love the group urinal =)

  • If anyone knows where that group urinal went to, please let me know. I know it sounds strange, but they’re hard to find and the quality on that one would be nice to restore. I wanted to get one when they tore down Tiger Stadium, but I had no way to haul it away. Help a fellow salvage artist, please!

  • Yep, still in the same prepped state it was when I last looked around back in January. Hope they have the funds to go to the next phase.