This is a picture of the Detr0it Public Schools B00k depository building I took on the way downtown last week. It's not a very good picture, but it's not a very attractive building, either.
Now it's not uncommon to see empty and abandoned buildings in the inner city. They're all over the place. But this particular building to me seems to personify everything that is wrong with the city of Detroit. Greed and mismanagement.
This building was used as a warehouse for the school supplies for the public schools. In 1987 there was a fire and subsequently the DPS abandoned the building. The sad thing was that they left millions of dollers of supplies in the building to rot. Alot of the supplies were damaged by water, but the majorith of them were not damaged and still usable.
One local blogger did a post about what happened and you can see the full story here
It's just so sad.
Tomorrow we are going to Mexican Village to celebrate my dad's 77th birthday. Then on Saturday, Rich and I are going to Mt. Pleasant for a little overnight getaway. We will be celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary on the 18th.
In just a few more entries and I will have my 200th post.
I am planning a special one and my first giveaway!