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Scrapped Saint Rita School Becomes a Big Slice of Blight

Opened in 1926 on Detroit's east side, St. Rita Catholic Church would eventually expand, adding a second church building and an entire school. According to DetroitUrbex, scrappers began attacking the whale-sized target as the school shut down and went vacant between 2005-2008. You can probably imagine what things look like today, but there's no need: Accompanied by a neighborhood watch volunteer known as "Batman," ABC 7's Ronnie Dahl takes a long (and loud) look around St. Rita's.

· Stripped church turning into a nuisance for Detroiters [ABC 7]
· St. Rita Catholic School [DetroitUrbex]