I was wrong about the designation of this former building – (I called it an YMCA), as well as being wrong about it being refurbished. This was the former Salvation Army Booth Memorial Hospital. Another interesting and important part of Detroits history reduced to rubble.
[Angela ads: That’s actually not a YMCA, but the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Hospital. It was one of many set up across the US back in the days when umwed teenage motherhood was taboo and the girls from proper families were sent to facilities such as Booth, the Daughter’s of Charity’s Marillac homes, or Florence Crittenton homes to have their babies and then put them up for adoption.]