The photo above was take in October of 2004. The below image is, presumably, somewhat newer.

There used to be a sign in front of this house that said, almost ironically, “The City of Highland Park, Working for You.” The street view is now gone.


I found your blog by accident. I started on a search of abandoned amusement parks from my childhood (in Australia) and in that search found all sorts of interesting parks in the US. By surfing around and clicking on things that interested me, I eventuallyended up here. The title of your site sucked me right in and I have only just starting reading and looking, but what I’ve seen so far is wonderful. In Australia we are not exposed to the realities of what is happening in Detroit, but I have thought about it a lot. I can’t imagine what it’s like, but your pictures give me some idea. I’m sure I’ll have loads more to say as I look around your site. I just wanted you to know that someone from the other side of the world is looking. I am fascinated and moved by what I’ve seen so far. Thank you for sharing.

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