A fire ripped through a sixth Heidelberg Project home Friday morning, leveling the “Party Animal” house to the ground.
For the ninth time since last May, Detroit firefighters have battled flames at the art installation, which is near Mount Elliot Street and Mack Avenue.
Tyree Guyton founded the project in 1986 as a response to urban decay. The sculpture park mixes vacant houses and empty yards with artistic themes.
“Detroit can’t give up,” Guyton said.
George Jones and his wife live next door to the famous house, which was covered with stuffed animals and dolls. They weren’t physically hurt by the fire, but said it’s left a mark on the neighborhood.
“It was the most popular house here. The kids would come here to do tours,” Jones said.