Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church 1921 – TOAST !
AKA The Powerhouse Temple.
Got word the other day that some asbestos abatement had begun. Got word a few seconds later that the church was gone.
There have been many periods of history here in Detroit: the MotorCity era, the Motown Records era, the pre-Great Depression Prohibition boom era, Chippewa, French and English rule, the 1970’s Renaissance, the Gilded Age….
Well, we are currently experiencing Detroits Age of Demolition.
Groups of helpless historical preservationists gasping in horror as mobs of people chanting “TEAR THAT SHIT DOWN” and driving heavy equipment roar through the City….