For nearly 30 years, the historic Hotel Charlevoix has sat vacant in downtown Detroit.
Most of the floors have remained a mystery because the owner removed the stairways. But with a bit of courage and muscle, we ascended the building and precarious fire escape, getting a rare glimpse of the interior.
One of the city’s oldest remaining hotels, the Charlevoix has shed glass and bricks
The Charlevoix was built in 1905 and was a hotel for about a decade. After that, businesses and unions occupied the building.
For more information on the building, check out our friends at HistoricDetroit.org.
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Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.