The Wolverine sat vacant for many years. From the 1920s through 1960s the Wolverine was a premier hotel for visiting bands, traveling salesman and the famous baseball player Albert William Kaline. The hotel was also used by many mob gangster's during prohibition. The late 1960s and early 1970s brought some despair to the city, many of the smaller hotels closed but the Wolverine stayed open renting it's rooms to low income, homeless and government assisted families. The mid 1980s brought even more despair to this section of Detroit. The Wolverine reluctantly closes it's doors and subsequently abandoned.
The Wolverine was dismantled making room for the new home field for the Detroit Tigers Comerica Park