The story of threat and loss is nothing new to Detroiters with a soft spot for heritage and preservation work. While this list of endangered buildings represents just a handful of the historic monuments at risk of loss, we focused on those we feel highlight larger issues at stake. Threats like improper maintenance, foreclosure, looting, stripping, vandalism, lack of rehabilitation funding, and speculating are all immediate and ongoing. If left unchecked and unaddressed, the threat of demolition or some other unfortunate end is likely to become reality for many Detroit treasures.
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