Created and curated by David Kohrman, the Forgotten Detroit website provides the generally curious with a broad range of photographs that document the magnificent structures that are a key part of Detroit's urban fabric. Korhman has a master's degree in historic preservation, and his keen eye is reflected in his documentation of the dozens of buildings profiled here. The photographs here are divided into building types, including "Hotels", "Theaters", and "Office Buildings". The "Hotels" section is particularly brilliant, as it includes information about the hotel managers, artifacts, and in many cases, a "virtual stay". The "virtual stay" area allows visitors to enter the mind of a typical traveler coming to the hotel during its hey-day, and it's a fascinating way to approach the subject. Visitors should not miss the "Misc. Ruins" area, as it includes some very dramatic photographs of the long-abandoned Michigan Central railroad station.


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