DetroitPhoto Du Jour

Photo Du Jour – November 7, 2005 – Rivertown RIP

I was sent an e-mail yesterday from my good friend over at dETROITfUNK he informed me that the mass extermination of Rivertown is on. Once a cool, vibrant area, it was decimated under the poor decision to make the area the Casino mecca. Well all the businesses were forced out, and when the Casino plan fizzeled out, all that was left were broken ruins.

dFUNK kindly informed me that the Soup Kitchen as well as the entire block of Franklin, south of the the Soup Kitchen have been bulldozed and cleared. First the Screw Works, then the Silos, now it’s on…

**EDIT** Click here for photos from this weekend.

So I present a fond farwell to more of Detroit’s built heritage…

Soup Kitchen, in happier times, pre-fire.

Looking down Franklin St. BC’s, Spacely Sprockets & The Spot, the left hand side, all gone….

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