Two videos by "Brotha I. M. Broke" from YouTube show the inside of Detroit St. Anthony/East Catholic High School in September, 2011. The building was demolished last week. The school closed, not in the '80s, as Brotha thinks, but in 2004. Interestingly, though, he indicates that the building had been boarded up secure only a few months before the video was taken. Not so in September, 2011. The place is wide open, stripped of virtually every saleable material. The gym floor, and the auditorium are heart-breaking to behold.
I admire Brotha for his courage, entering such places. I admire his effort to document the fate of such structures. Nice background music as well, though the dominant sound is that of broken glass crunching under Brotha's shoes.
Ironic, the final image in Part 2 is a close-up of a banner in the gym. It is from the Detroit Catholic High School League. It reads, "More Than Good Sports-Good People." The good people, and what they built, are but distant memories now.