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@rustbeltanthro

Kaeleigh Herstad

rustbeltanthro

An anthropologist living, researching, and writing in Detroit. PhD candidate & lover of all things (post)industrial and rusty.

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Things haven't changed. Architect John H. Snyder is quoted here in a fascinating Detroit Urbanism post about the history of the Barat House (which is NOT the structure pictured here, though it was designed by the same architect). Snyder designed the fourth and most recent incarnation of the Barat House, an inpatient psychiatric facility for teenage girls that opened in 1961. The Barat House was recently demolished by the Detroit Institute of Arts to make way for a surface parking lot. #brutalist #brutalism #historicpreservation #dia - - - - - #detroit_igers #rawdetroit #asdetroitsown #detroitcity #visitdetroit #motorcityshooters #puredetroit #depictthed #hellyeahdetroit #illgrammers #candiddetroit  #detroiturbex #rustbelt #puremichigan #detroitlove #detroitusa #actuallydetroit #detroitlife #seenindetroit #architecture #historicpreservation #brutalist #preservation #detroiturbanism
Before and after shots of my most recent estate sale rescue, a cactus that had gone a bit crazy trying to reach for the light. I think it got sunburned and its previous caretaker overcorrected by keeping it in a room with hardly any natural light for a while. The cactus expert community advised me to cut the wavy top off and repot the base and roots, and I think it already looks better! 🌡And the inside was healthy and rot-free, so that's a good sign. - - - - - - #detroit_igers #rawdetroit #asdetroitsown #detroitcity #visitdetroit #motorcityshooters #puredetroit #depictthed #hellyeahdetroit #illgrammers #candiddetroit  #urbex #rustbelt #puremichigan #detroitlove #detroitusa #actuallydetroit #detroitlife #seenindetroit #estatesale #estatesalefinds #plant #cactus #plantlife #succulents #plantgoals #houseplants
Completely normal decor seen at an estate sale in #dearborn. I was dumbstruck by the sheer variety of #bigcats (lions, leopards, pumas, cheetahs, tigers), but then there are the hapless zebras and camels(?!) that are trapped in there with them. The photo of a real cheetah is the icing on the cake. πŸͺπŸ†πŸ… - - - - - - - - - - #detroit_igers #rawdetroit #asdetroitsown #detroitcity #visitdetroit #motorcityshooters #puredetroit #depictthed #hellyeahdetroit #illgrammers #candiddetroit  #urbex #rustbelt #puremichigan #detroitlove #detroitusa #actuallydetroit #detroitlife #seenindetroit #estatesale #estatesalefinds #wallpaper #vintage #vintagewallpaper #tigers #lions #cheetah
Dr. Tiya Miles just gave an amazing talk about her new book, "The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits". I've been inspired by her research and writing for years. We're lucky to have her here in SE Michigan! - - - - - #detroit_igers #detroitgram #rawdetroit #asdetroitsown #detroitcity #visitdetroit #motorcityshooters #puredetroit #depictthed #hellyeahdetroit #puremichigan #detroitlove #detroitusa  #actuallydetroit #detroitlife #seenindetroit #history #ushistory #bookstagram #books #detroithistory #slavery #africanamericanhistory #nativeamerican #nativeamericanhistory #phdlife #tiyamiles #michigan #michiganhistory

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