Michigan Central Depot Station (built in 1913)

Submitted by denny April 14th, 2011
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Came across this amazing bit of architecture in Dearborn which is on the outskirts of downtown.  It’s breathtaking and I would have given anything to get inside of this place.  If anyone is interested, there is a ton of video footage on You Tube shot by various urban explorers.  It has a fascinating history and has so much potential to bring money and businesses to the area.

Something so hauntingly beautiful about all the broken windows.  If my big ass could have fit, I would have crawled into this building  through one of the windows.

One section of the front of the depot station.

It was truly overwhelming to be this close to such an amazing place.  Wait, is that grey in my hair?

Although not always accurate, here is the link for a wikipedia entry with some information of the Michigan Central Depot.


10 Responses to “Michigan Central Depot Station (built in 1913)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Obviously an incredible and once great building that thankfully still stands. I departed from here every single time I took the train in my youth and let me tell you, this was the train station to end all train stations. It was designed by the same person who designed Grand Central Station.

    Despite how much damage has been done to the building by squatters and ravers through the years this building has actually been bought by someone and, as I understand it, there are plans to restore it at some point.

    Anytime you see collections of photographs of once great buildings in Detroit this is sure to be in it.

  2. shirlie williams

    Wonderful, what a fantastic building, Grand Central is one of my favourite buildings so Im intrigued by the designer. Grey I see no grey its a trick of light Denny :)

  3. windupkitty

    oh wow,can you believe we humans can create such beautiful things? how can something like this be in such bad condition….it breaks me heart…makes me wanna grab my tool belt and start walking…..