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Even as a two-time suburbanite, I’m seeing drastic changes in suburbia as well as the inner city. The passage quoted from 1 Corinthians 7:31 holds very true in the second decade of the 21st century where the Apostle observed that “…for the scene of this world is changing”. That said, these complexes on Mack Avenue have a date with the wrecking ball very soon to be converted into either a seniors home, or a rehab center or maybe both.

I could be wrong, but the Chapoton Manor might be the namesake of Alexander Chapoton, a descendant of Detroit’s oldest founding families. He was a descendant of Jean Chapoton who was a surgeon for the French Army and later resided in Fort Ponchartrain du De’troit (now Detroit, Michigan) until his death in 1762.

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Judging by its exterior design, it was probably built no later than the early 1960s at best. Its exterior entrances towards each individual unit was/is appropriate for the spring, summer, and fall seasons. And the ironic thing about these kind of apartments, is that even during the winter months they hold well. Unfortunately, like everything else in this world, all good things must come to an end. As in the case of these dated apartments. My biggest issue would be, were I a tenant there, would be where would the tenants move to? God only knows, and time will tell.
It’s funny, right before my mother retired, I was gonna consider moving there. Good thing I didn’t. Sorry to see them go regardless.

Namaste.

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