This is what my Greatgreatgrandmother’s House in the Briggs neighborhood in Detroit still looked like in 2009. Briggs is the neighborhood just north of Corktown, near where Tiger Stadium used to be… The Fisher Freeway (I-75) forms the current boundary between Briggs and Corktown.
When I was a little guy my Greatgrandparents still lived here. I have clear memories of the living room and the kitchen. We used to drive in on Michigan Ave. from Ypsilanti because I-94 was such a mess of potholes.
In 2010 I drove by to see what was up with the house and someone had set fire to it. You could see the charred remains of the oak staircase through the door. In 2011 it was a pile of bricks. For now, Google has a window into the recent past for 1525 Elm St.