My Mother was born in Detroit. It is so sad and heartbreaking for me to look at the schools and libraries just left to be abandoned with thousands of books…
The fate of the Madison-Lenox Hotel, a turn of the century hotel designed by A.C. Varney, epitomizes the role of competing interest groups on the physical landscape of Detroit. The hotel was located at the intersection of Grand River and Madison St., to the east of Grand Cirucs Park. In 2004, the National Trust of Historic Preservation named the hotel one of the eleven most endangered places in America.