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Looking north at the east side of Park Avenue.  The Women's City Club is the the right, followed by the Blenheim, the Detroit Building.  "Park Ave has long been recognized by local preservationists and architectural purists for its Manhattan-esque streetscape, even if it's just a few short blocks. The size of the buildings, their proximity to the street and setback from the sidewalk all contribute to the feel, as well as the varied architectural styles." Quoted from CaseyC on the Forum.

THE RUINS OF PARK AVENUE

Park Avenue is remarkable for the density and quality of its deserted or partially occupied ruins.

A victim of abandonment in the sixties, its fate has been held in limbo by speculators amid the shell games of casinos and stadiums.

Just a block away from Woodward, its stands in stark contrast to the bustling activity that now surrounds the Fox Theater and new Tiger's Stadium.

I know little of its history, but have long admired its architecture.  Any reader contributions to this story would be appreciated.  Please email me or share your knowledge in the Discuss Detroit Forum.


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