The sad demise of the Heidelberg Project’s ‘Clock House’ (photos)

Heidelberg collageThe “Clock House” on Sunday night became the fifth house at the Heidelberg Project to be intentionally burned down in the past 65 days.

It was the eighth house destroyed by an intentionally set fire since May 2.

The motive is unclear.

The fires are part of a local and federal investigation.

Here’s a look at the “Clock House:”


Heidelberg_4333Heidelberg_9484Heidelberg_9487 Heidelberg_9503 Heidelberg_9516 Heidelberg_9519 Heidelberg8_9502 Heidelberg_9510 Heidelberg_9522 Heidelberg_954 Heidelberg_9551 Heidelberg_9545 Heidelberg_9559 Heidelberg_9554 Heidelberg_9564

The fires also have destroyed the “House of Soul,” “War House,” Penny House and Obstruction of Justice House in the past two months.

In the wake of the fires, supporters are holding a fundraiser to help rebuild.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF Hotline at (888) ATF-Fire or the Detroit Fire Arson Unit at (313) 596-2940.

Check out a photo gallery of the remaining house installations in or near the Heidelberg Project.

Steve Neavling

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.