Forgotten Detroit
Fort Shelby Hotel
Fort Shelby in photos

Isolated from the bulk of the "skyscraper graveyard", the guest rooms of the Fort Shelby Hotel remain vacant despite the city's need of hotel rooms. Long promised renovations have yet to materialize.

As a profitable commercial hotel, the Fort Shelby experianced many of the same highs and lows of the Statler and Book-Cadillac. Years of profitablity were followed by a sad and slow decline. Click below to explore the story of this hotel, said to be "Aglow with friendliness."

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Copyright 2003, David Kohrman
Last updated on October 12, 2003