Forgotten Detroit
St Cyrils
St Cyrils in photos

Prior to its demolition in May of 2003 the ruins of the St. Cyril and Methodius parish off of Van Dyke was Detroit's most haunting ruin; a ravaged but still proud symbol to a community long since moved on.

Looking not unlike an ancient Christian ruin, St. Cyrils stood like a monument over a desolate landscape. The neighborhood that once supplied its congregation and student body has physically disappeared. First the people left, then the houses resulting in a vast prairie in the heart of Detroit.

Click below to visit the surreal and tragic ruin that was St. Cyrils of Detroit.

St. Cyrils
Copyright 1999 - 2004, David Kohrman
Last updated on April 29, 2004