Photo via Detroiturbex.com.
The University Club burned recently. It’s astonishing how quickly vacant buildings go from salvageable to “yeesh.”
I remember touring the vacant church across the street from my old house in St. Louis. It had some water infiltration and scrapping issues, but was still very much a doable project. The owner purported to want to sell the place, but would not return prospective buyers’ calls. I thought with dread that I knew what was coming. Sure enough, a year or two later, I got a call: “Are you at the fire?”