DeHoCo Silos at the corner of Ridge and 5 Mile Roads

27 Jun

Corner of 5 Mile & Ridge Road. Built in 1920. This is one of the most visible landmarks that stands at the North West edge of Plymouth. It’s nickname is “DeHoCo” which stands for the Detroit House of Corrections. This was actually part of a working prison farm. A wood structure once adorned the front of these silos. This was used until 1931 when the prison was built down the street.

UPDATE: As of Friday, August 30th, 2019 this structure has been demolished and is no longer standing.


5 Responses to “DeHoCo Silos at the corner of Ridge and 5 Mile Roads”

  1. Kathy Reilly July 4, 2013 at 11:30 PM #

    My mom used to live on Ridge Rd. when DeHoCo had a working farm. She said the used to walk down and talk to the prisoners.

  2. Braylord March 8, 2015 at 12:45 PM #

    It would have been funny if Judge Colombo had ruled that the defendants stay at the old House of Corrections for awhile!

    Mr. Sharland = Matlock!

  3. Randy Greenwood October 28, 2015 at 7:11 PM #

    We just went by those last Sunday.

  4. K. McCollum September 3, 2019 at 6:18 AM #

    My Grandfather worked as a guard at DeHoCo. He worked in the cannery in the growing season.

  5. Lisa April 14, 2022 at 1:55 PM #

    I took a series of photos here in the early aughts, I always wondered what they were remnants of! There’s really nothing else in the area at the time.

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