Sunday, March 14, 2010

Richardsonian Romanesque House in Detroit

The author of this photo says a funny story about this building built in the style of "Richardsonian Architecture", and left in Detroit, unused. He says, "When the owner of an adjoining lot refused to sell Scott some land that he wanted to add to his property at Park and Peterboro, Scott spent $20,000 to build a sham house. From the Peterboro side it looked like a mansion, but its elegant facade was attached to a high, windowless wall, whose only purpose was to shut out light from the home of the recalcitrant neighbor."

So, from the the early 1970's, this house that looks like an elegant castle is abandoned.

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