This little dwelling at 4209 Joseph Campau on the East Side of Detroit has much to offer prospective vacationers looking for a convenient summer getaway. With two walls burned down, youll never lack for ventilation. And since most of the surrounding land is vacant, its nearly as secluded as anything youll find north of I-69.
Stepping inside, we tiptoed over a pile of ash that used to be the bathroom. Its there we encountered what decorators like to call a clean palette. No toilet, no pipes, no copper wiring. All that was left were a few cans of food and a section of the Bible opened to Leviticus, singed around the edges but otherwise completely unharmed.
Built in 1900, this charming little fixer-upper stood intact until December 2003, say Fire Department officials, who wouldnt disclose the cause of the fire. The Abandoned Structure Squad is assuming it wasnt an act of God.
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