Herman Kiefer Hospital sits vacant nowadays, but once it served as the contagious disease treatment facility for the City of Detroit. It’s a massive complex, sitting just to the west of the John C. Lodge Freeway on Taylor Street. It was designed by George D. Mason and opened in 1911. Albert Kahn later added buildings to the campus.
Besides the main hospital building, there are other auxiliary buildings such as the power plant, that now sits silent.
The neighborhood is surrounded by some nice, well maintained streets to the north and west.
However, there was one street I found where all the buildings were abandoned, and I’m not going to pretend like it was in good shape.