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  • Adriane DeVries

    Un-funded: East Side Public Library, Detroit. Well-stocked home libraries may be the future of books.

  • Mary

    Detroit Urban Decay | East Side Public Library. Photo: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

  • Courtney Smith Umlauf

    Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre East Side Public Library - abandoned places in Detroit

  • Emily Swanner

    Abandoned library in Detroit. How do you abandon a public library and leave all the books?

  • Connie Fairchild

    library abandoned buildings in Detroit. How do you abandon a public library and leave all the books???? They could have been given to other libraries or sold for money to get new books!

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