Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Graffiti / Street Art - 1 Comment

Detroit Graffiti in the Poletown East Neighborhood

Detroit Graffiti - Poletown East #11Find these works of Detroit graffiti hidden amongst the crumbling dead-end alleys, unused loading docks and abandoned buildings in the Poletown East neighborhood, a ghostly section of the city rife with reminders of it’s long-passed industrial heyday. Start your tour on Warren Avenue between St. Aubin and Dequindre, at the southeast corner of the Detroit Graffiti - Poletown East #2defunct and fenced-off former home of Hoban Foods, Inc., where you’ll find the works shown in photographs #1, #2 and #3 of our album. Head west along the length of the building to find additional works by “Optrik” and “Elmer” that we photographed back in September of 2009 when they were so new they almost looked wet. Even Detroit Graffiti - Poletown East #6further west, just inside the recessed courtyard of Hoban Foods’ you’ll find the marks of “Frost” “Reft” and “Ender”. Head just a bit further west, turn right on Riopelle and then right on Theodore to find works by “Sham” and “Kayo(??)” on the backside of the same building. Double back east down Theodore and then go north again on Riopelle, then right on Farnsworth. Go all the way to the railroad tracks and then look to your left to find the work by “Jank”, Detroit Graffiti - Poletown East #9shown in photo #11, on the northeast corner of the building that abuts the tracks on the south side of the street. Double back to Riopelle and go north again, turning left on Frederick this time. On the far east side of the south wall of the building on the northeast corner of Russell and Frederick Detroit Graffiti - Poletown East #5you’ll find the work shown in photograph #12. Finally, head east on Frederick, turn right on Russell and then right on Kirby. On the walls of a building on the north side of the street at approximately the middle of the block between Russell and Riopelle you’ll find the last work shown in our album. ~I♥DM

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.