…………One of the places that we really wanted to see while in Detroit was the Lee Plaza Hotel. The 15 story high rise building used to be a very fancy apartment complex with hotel amenities, and with its great views no doubt catered to the high class back when Detroit was thriving.
It is safe to say that the area surrounding the hotel is not as nice as it used to be. The hotel is blocked off by a chain link fence with barbed wire though we were able to find an opening around the back. From there, the only way inside was down.
Once inside, we spent hours walking the wind swept hallways and looking at what years of abandonment can do to what once was a beautiful place to be. Each room was damaged beyond belief, with huge holes taken out of the concrete walls and graffiti everywhere.
Moss grew on the floor of a room on the penthouse level.
In the next room, a chair sat half way out a window.
On the way down the back staircase we came across a floor where many belongings had been left and probably rummaged through for years. It was extremely dark and dank. A synthetic rose was left on the ground.