Detroit's infamous Packard plant headed for auction block
Originally constructed in 1903, the plant covers 3.5 million square feet of floor area. Though the Packard auto brand closed up shop in 1958, other small businesses have used portions of the facility for a range of endeavors, including simple storage. Recent years have seen the plant devolve into an empty hulk, with scrappers, vandals and graffiti artists having their way with the sites many buildings.
The city of Detroit has been working to foreclose on the property for years, but wound up tangled in a legal dispute over who actually owns the land.
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