Boblo Island Detroit Dock

January 21, 2009

Michigan Central Station –

December 25, 2008

With construction finishing in 1913, this imposing train terminal was designed by one of the early 20th century’s most significant architecture firms, Warren and Wetmore, in partnership with another prominent firm of the time, Reed and Stem. This partnership is also responsible for the design of one of the most significant train terminals in the…

Norwich State Hospital on Film

December 8, 2008

Another set from Nahhhhwich, this one on Fuji Pro 160S. These were shot on one of the Canon A1s I was shooting with to try and lighten the load. These are probably the majority of my favorite shots from here, and I believe this was my last trip.

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

November 17, 2008

Constructed in 1883 this Romanesque style pumping station is one of the more ornate public works buildings I have come across. The station pumped raw sewage out of Boston neighborhoods and into storage tanks on Moon island, where it was released into the ocean. The pumping station was in operation until the opening of the…

Eastern Market Detroit – October 2008

October 28, 2008

On my second trip to visit my Detroit friends and explore, the venerable Nailhed brought us to Eastern Market to check out some of the graffiti and abandonments. What I remember most about Eastern Market is that we ate lunch at Amore De Roma before exploring it. On my first Detroit trip I learned that…

Arnold Home

October 20, 2008

If I remember correctly, this was the first stop on our first trip to Detroit. The night before we had met our hosts the Survival Crackaz in person for the first time. They had hosted an excellent party which absolutely set the stage for how the rest of the was going to play out. Meeting…

Cass Technical High School

October 20, 2008

Cass Tech was a special explore. Obviously lots of Detroiters got in but when we went it was boarded up very tight and we just happened to be there when the door was wide open. The amount of (perfectly usable, wasted) stuff left behind was amazing. We heard someone inside with us and it turned…

5th Precinct Police Station – Detroit

October 1, 2008

A quick visit to Detroit’s 5th Precinct Police Station for some shots on film.

Packard Plant – Trip 1

August 25, 2008

The Packard Plant.  A Detroit legend.  An Albert Khan masterpiece.  The building that all of the news stories featured as emblematic of Detroit’s economic downfall. The Pack was also a legendary exploring destination.  It was a 3.5 million square foot lawless demilitarized zone in the middle of one of Detroit’s less savory neighborhoods.  I remember…

Northampton State Hospital Nurses’ Dorm- Trip 9

August 24, 2008

The nurses’ dorm was the first building you saw when driving past Northampton State Hospital.  Perhaps because it was so out in the open and obvious, I never explored it until years later.  As it turned out, it was a really fantastic building!  The last few shots in the gallery are from the Memorial Complex.

Fisher Body 21 – May 2009

August 7, 2008

The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company

June 16, 2008