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Dusting Off Detroit's Grand Old Castle

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Flickr: kafka4prez
Flickr: kafka4prez

A couple things stand out about the unique building called the G.A.R. Memorial Hall that stands alone on Grand River at Cass and Adams in Detroit.

The most obvious is that it looks like a sandstone castle, complete with turreted towers and narrow fortress-like windows. It also is restricted to a tiny triangular cement island lot on the northwest side of downtown, as if set aside for something. At four stories high, it's too tall to be a Victorian house, too small to be an office building. Since 1982, commuters have driven by its boarded-up windows.

Flickr Photo by kafka4prez.

Read the whole story at The Detroit News