More than half of the buildings on Gratiot Ave. in Detroit are abandoned.
As a towering claw dug into one of four remaining high-rises, Prince forlornly posed as cameras chronicled the beginning of the end for the nation’s first publicly funded housing project for black people.
The 2,500-seat theater once hosted the Kinks, the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Steppenwolf, King Crimson, MC5 and the Stooges.
The tagger was spotted late this afternoon atop the high-rise that once hosted The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, actress Mae West and playboy Horace Dodge Jr.
The map is so precise and detailed that you can zoom in on each parcel and collect information such as owner, year built, assessment value, tax status and size.
“Out of an album fell this passport,” the man said. “It literally fell into my hands.”
Parks will later move to Detroit and work as an assistant to Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
The holiday was initially proposed by Rep. John Conyers (D., MI) and Sen. Edward Brooke (D., Mass) in 1979.
Once lined with opulent homes, Alfred Street in Brush Park is largely vacant, an early victim of residential flight.
The east-side home was the site of a famous confrontation between a black family and a violent white mob.