Friday, July 19, 2013

Makes Me Want to Cry

Detroit's East side Public Library
The photos of the Detroit Ruins captured in Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's book, The Ruins of Detroit, have been floating around the World Wide Web for quite some time. This one is particularly disturbing to me.

I poked around a bit to see exactly which branch of the Detroit Public Library this is. There is no listing for "East Side" on the locations page. I did find that the Monteith Branch "has been a beacon in the eastside community"

for 24-32 hours per week.
If the Monteith Branch is the East Side Branch, here it is in Bing.

Must have been closed the day the satellite photo was snapped. There are so few cars on the street.
 By the way, if you're in the hood you can
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 12:00pm
Bring your concerns, issues and questions directly to District 1 County Commissioner Tim Killeen.

h/t Powerline for posting some of the Detroit Ruins photos.

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