WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

According to Ruin Road, the first juvenile home in Detroit opened in the early 1900s. However, this first home wasn't large enough to house all the new kids coming in, thanks to Detroit's rapid growth, and population boom.

Kids who were brought here were between the ages of eight and twenty. The facility featured medical care, a gym for sports and exercise, and schooling.

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Unfortunately for the mentally handicapped, there were no special facilities for them here. They had to mingle among the others, no doubt getting teased and ridiculed.

Due to overcrowding in the 1990s, a second building was implemented.
Demolition and a new county complex has been called for.

Abandoned Juvenile Detention Center, Detroit

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