Everybody’s Doing The Fish

Written by Concrete on . Posted in Detroit, Industrial, Institutional

(Part 3 of my Detroit/Cleveland adventure)

Following the suggestion of the hobo in the old hotel, we found our way after a few (well, more than a few) wrong turns to the Fisher Body plant. It’s no Packard, but still a good taste of the Motor City’s abandoned legacy. Fisher was/is the supplier of steel auto bodies to GM, and to a lesser extent some of the European models, and still has a major facility next to GM in Dearborn, even though this one in Highland Park closed in the late 90s. Architecturally, it is a nearly perfect Detroit boxy warehouse with colored windows. Just what we wanted to see, this one time only!

This was one of the few clues what went on in here. These signs almost seemed intended for factory tours?
Zinc

All of the bathrooms had these instead of toilets
Pisser

Taco Tuesday Forever!
Taco

The ceiling even grows its own stalactites
Stalactite

This factory railroad must have carried ore carts or something like them into the foundry?
Rails

One of the few good tags I’ve seen in this state
Graff

You’re a mean one, mr. Grinch!
Grinch

Mike being Mike and climbing around on a 3 inch pipe just because it’s there!
Balance

And we’ll leave you for now with a street view of some typical Detroit industry
Detroit

(continued in part 4)

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