We all know that Detroit is known for auto makers, and industry shapers. When Detroit was in its prime many wealthy business owners and high ranking employees of those business’s carved homes out of the community in nearby neighborhoods. Since the ups and downs of the auto industry, many automakers closed their doors in Detroit which left many families with a decision to make. Either stay in Detroit and find work in other business’s in the surrounding areas, or leave Detroit. Many people made the decision to cut their losses and move on and away from the Muscle car capitol of the world leaving their multi-million dollar mansions to be reclaimed back to the earth. Many are still just slowly falling apart. Here are some photos of the mansions you can see in Detroit that have been left behind.
To view more of these photos please visit Detroitderek’s Flickr site
Many of these mansions are for sale and in vacant neighborhoods. So if your looking for a mansion in a quiet area this is the place for you. I hope that someone restores some of these wonderful architectural marvels. When your in the motor city, take a trip to go see some of these monster houses and marvel at what they once looked like and what they could look like after restoration. I have always believed that if you and your family put some work into your house that is what makes it a home.
Thanks for reading,