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30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit

Detroit's comeback.

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When you see pictures of Detroit you're usually bombarded with images of broken-down houses and abandoned buildings.

But it's not all like that. There are good things happening and buildings are being repurposed, built, and re-used.

Here's some examples of that thanks to Google Maps and Detroit Urbex. Detroit Urbex currently has an amazing feature up about the rise, fall, and restoration of Detroit. Check it out here.

Kendrick Manufacturing Co. Then

Kendrick Manufacturing Co. Now

The Kendrick Manufacturing Co. was converted into a prep school in 2009.
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The Kendrick Manufacturing Co. was converted into a prep school in 2009.

Grand Army of the Republic Building Then

Grand Army of the Republic Building Now

Built in 1898, the Grand Army of the Republic Building was vacant since 1982, but is now being built into offices and retail space.
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Built in 1898, the Grand Army of the Republic Building was vacant since 1982, but is now being built into offices and retail space.

Hotel Fort Shelby Then

Hotel Fort Shelby Now

Opened in 1917, closed in the 1980s, and vacant since 1998, Hotel Fort Shelby was restored in 2008 by DoubleTree Suites.

Opened in 1917, closed in the 1980s, and vacant since 1998, Hotel Fort Shelby was restored in 2008 by DoubleTree Suites.

Hotel Fort Shelby Ballroom Then

Hotel Fort Shelby Ballroom Now

The Book-Cadillac Hotel Then

The Book-Cadillac Hotel Now

Built in 1917, the Book-Cadillac Hotel was mostly open until the mid-'80s. In the late 2000s the building was gut renovated and today stands as a Westin Hotel.

Built in 1917, the Book-Cadillac Hotel was mostly open until the mid-'80s. In the late 2000s the building was gut renovated and today stands as a Westin Hotel.

The Book-Cadillac Hotel Dining Room Then

The Book-Cadillac Hotel Dining Room Now

Dequindre Cut Greenway Then

Dequindre Cut Greenway Now

The Dequindre Cut Greenway is currently being converted into a walking and biking trail.
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The Dequindre Cut Greenway is currently being converted into a walking and biking trail.

Third Precinct Police Station Then

Third Precinct Police Station Now

The third precinct station closed in 2005 and was re-opened by an arts group in 2009.
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The third precinct station closed in 2005 and was re-opened by an arts group in 2009.

The Outside Of The Third Precinct Police Station Then

The Outside Of The Third Precinct Police Station Now

Orchestra Hall Then

Orchestra Hall Now

The Orchestra Hall was vacant for more than 20 years before it re-opened in the early 1970s.
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The Orchestra Hall was vacant for more than 20 years before it re-opened in the early 1970s.

Cleveland Intermediate School Then

Cleveland Intermediate School Now

Closed in the late '90s and re-opened in 2009 when a charter school reoccupied the building.
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Closed in the late '90s and re-opened in 2009 when a charter school reoccupied the building.

Cleveland Intermediate School Library Then

Cleveland Intermediate School Library Now

Studebaker Plant Then

Studebaker Plant Now

The building was abandoned because of a massive fire in the '90s but was recently renovated into a place to live for homeless veterans.
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The building was abandoned because of a massive fire in the '90s but was recently renovated into a place to live for homeless veterans.

Seville Apartments Then

Seville Apartments Now

The building was vacant for 10 years before it was renovated in 2012.
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The building was vacant for 10 years before it was renovated in 2012.

111 Clairmount Street Then

111 Clairmount Street Now

Correction: The Dequindre Cut Greenway was switched. Thanks for pointing that out in the comments. I love you all.

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