There’s an interesting little piece at Detroit News Online about the restoration of the Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel in Detroit. The short article paints a pretty good picture of the special challenges of restoring a building that has been abandoned for a very long time. The article also highlights the difficulties of rehabbing a structure that boasts building technologies that have since been all but lost–in this case, a marble shoe shine stand.
Here’s the piece: Artists labor to re-create Pick-Fort Shelby’s grandeur
For more on the history of the Fort Shelby Hotel, hop on over to Forgotten Detroit.