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Published: 6/29/2014


Blight in Baltimore

The Oliver neighborhood in East Baltimore has experienced economic depression, housing abandonment, and racial rioting but in recent years has had an increase in housing standards. This area was a filming location for the Baltimore based HBO drama The Wire. The Blight in the Oliver neighborhood is contrasted with areas like the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore that is a main draw for tourists. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

David Borinsky, with the Come Home Baltimore Fund, stands on N. Bond St. where the headquarters is next to an blighted area. Enlarge | Buy This Photo David Borinsky, with the Come Home Baltimore Fund, stands on N. Bond St. where the headquarters is next to an blighted area.
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April Nicole Gladney, left, plays with her granddaughter Prayah White, 5, far left, her son Darrius Goods,7, left in white, grandson Paul White III, 7, center right, and grandson Pierre White, 6, right, behind a, overgrown area on a tire near N. Broadway in the the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo April Nicole Gladney, left, plays with her granddaughter Prayah White, 5, far left, her son Darrius Goods,7, left in ...
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Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including ...
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The back of blighted houses on N. Bond Street in the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. The home on the left is being gutted and restored. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The back of blighted houses on N. Bond Street in the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. The ...
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A blighted home that was purchased by a family through the  Enlarge | Buy This Photo A blighted home that was purchased by a family through the "Come Home Baltimore" program on N. Bond St. in ...
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A blighted home that will be restored by Enlarge | Buy This Photo A blighted home that will be restored by "Come Home Baltimore" is sandwiched between two renovated houses on N. Bond ...
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Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including ...
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Rigo Aguilar, with Come Home Baltimore, stains a wooden balustrade in a house on N. Bond St. near East Hoffman St. in the Olive neighborhood on June 24, 2016. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rigo Aguilar, with Come Home Baltimore, stains a wooden balustrade in a house on N. Bond St. near East Hoffman ...
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Rigo Aguilar, with Come Home Baltimore, stains a wooden balustrade in a house on N. Bond St. near East Hoffman St. in the Olive neighborhood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rigo Aguilar, with Come Home Baltimore, stains a wooden balustrade in a house on N. Bond St. near East Hoffman ...
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Quintin Harris stops to have a look at the community garden called in the Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quintin Harris stops to have a look at the community garden called in the "Olive Community Farm" in the Oliver ...
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Colin Lyman, with AmeriCorps VISTA, works in a community garden called the Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colin Lyman, with AmeriCorps VISTA, works in a community garden called the "Olive Community Farm" in the Oliver neighborhood in ...
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Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including the Oliver neighborhood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including ...
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Members of the Baltimore Police Department detain and pat down a man on the corner of N. Eutaw and Taylor St. near the Lexington Market, located at 400 W Lexington St, which is an iconic Baltimore institution and the oldest of it's kind in the United States on June 24, 2014. The Baltimore Police are in the area to ensure that tourists and visitors are safe in the run down and blighted area of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Baltimore Police Department detain and pat down a man on the corner of N. Eutaw and Taylor ...
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Two members of the Baltimore Police Department stand near the Lexington Market. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Two members of the Baltimore Police Department stand near the Lexington Market.
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The 1000 block of N. Bond Street is filled with boarded up houses where Capricia Martin, not pictured, takes care of and feeds children who live in run-down homes in the neighborhood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The 1000 block of N. Bond Street is filled with boarded up houses where Capricia Martin, not pictured, takes care ...
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A man sleeps in front of the Ripleys Believe it or Not! in the highly visited Inner Harbor  area of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A man sleeps in front of the Ripleys Believe it or Not! in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.
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Niklas Rahkonen, left, who is in town for business from Los Angeles, takes a photograph of his wife Dharma Rahkonen, right, and his son Eilan, 7, center, in front of the water in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Niklas Rahkonen, left, who is in town for business from Los Angeles, takes a photograph of his wife Dharma Rahkonen,...
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Members of the Baltimore Police Department, on a cycle and in a boat, near the high end stores and restaurants in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Baltimore Police Department, on a cycle and in a boat, near the high end stores and restaurants ...
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Visitors use dragon paddle boats in front of stores and visitor attraction in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors use dragon paddle boats in front of stores and visitor attraction in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of ...
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A mural, right, l done on 1500 E. Oliver St. and 1500 Bethal St. by Enlarge | Buy This Photo A mural, right, l done on 1500 E. Oliver St. and 1500 Bethal St. by "Operation Oliver", a long term ...
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Members of the Baltimore Police Department, on a cycle and in a boat, near the high end stores and restaurants in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Baltimore Police Department, on a cycle and in a boat, near the high end stores and restaurants ...
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The Old Otterbein United Methodist Church is a historical site near the Inner  Harbor area which attracts visitors of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Old Otterbein United Methodist Church is a historical site near the Inner Harbor area which attracts visitors of Baltimore....
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The Rev. Sherry Bost, 54, catches her bus out of her neighborhood to meet a friend after talking about blight, drugs and crime in the West Baltimore area near a methadone clinic on N. Eutaw St. near the Lexington Market in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Rev. Sherry Bost, 54, catches her bus out of her neighborhood to meet a friend after talking about blight,...
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The Hutzler Brothers Building, which spans the whole block near this building at 200 N. Howard St. near Clay St., is a historic flagship department store building that was once a thriving shopping and cultural location in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Hutzler Brothers Building, which spans the whole block near this building at 200 N. Howard St. near Clay St....
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Lamont Davis, center, 26, holds his the hands of his sons Lamont Davis Jr., 3, left, and Lamar Davis 2, while they head home in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lamont Davis, center, 26, holds his the hands of his sons Lamont Davis Jr., 3, left, and Lamar Davis 2,...
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An historical building empty on the corner  on N. Howard St. in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An historical building empty on the corner on N. Howard St. in West Baltimore.
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A mural done on 1500 E. Oliver St. and 1500 Bethal St. by Enlarge | Buy This Photo A mural done on 1500 E. Oliver St. and 1500 Bethal St. by "Operation Oliver", a long term community service ...
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The Rev. Sherry Bost, 54, talks about blight, drugs and crime in the West Baltimore area while she stands in front of three men addicted to drugs, near the methadone clinic on N. Eutaw St. near the Lexington Market in West Baltimore.. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Rev. Sherry Bost, 54, talks about blight, drugs and crime in the West Baltimore area while she stands in ...
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An open space with dilapidated buildings in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An open space with dilapidated buildings in West Baltimore.
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A member of the Baltimore Police Department stands on the corner near a carry out business on N. Howard St. in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A member of the Baltimore Police Department stands on the corner near a carry out business on N. Howard St....
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A pedestrian crosses W. Lafayette amidst abandoned buildings in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pedestrian crosses W. Lafayette amidst abandoned buildings in West Baltimore.
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A pedestrian crosses the street car tracks bar the busy corner of N. Howard and Clay Streets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pedestrian crosses the street car tracks bar the busy corner of N. Howard and Clay Streets.
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A city block of empty buildings  in the 400 block N. Howard St. in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A city block of empty buildings in the 400 block N. Howard St. in West Baltimore.
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An empty building which used to be a former shoe repair and tailor shop is covered in graffiti and nestled between abandoned buildings in the 400 block N. Howard St. in West Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An empty building which used to be a former shoe repair and tailor shop is covered in graffiti and nestled ...
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Colin Lyman, with AmeriCorps VISTA, right plays with neighborhood kids Darrius Goods,7, in white, Paul White III, 7, center in blue, and Pierre White, 6, center right in stripes, on a tire near N. Broadway in the the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Colin Lyman, with AmeriCorps VISTA, right plays with neighborhood kids Darrius Goods,7, in white, Paul White III, 7, center ...
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A US flag hangs out of a window of a run down house on East Oliver St. on June 24, 2014. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A US flag hangs out of a window of a run down house on East Oliver St. on June 24, 2014.
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Earl Johnson, Executive Director of Come Home Baltimore Foundation and Oliver community leader, right, speaks with Eric Jenkins, 50, left, and Desiree Richardson, 53, right, about the prospect of finding jobs. Jenkins grew-up in the Oliver neighborhood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Earl Johnson, Executive Director of Come Home Baltimore Foundation and Oliver community leader, right, speaks with Eric Jenkins, 50, left,...
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April Nicole Gladney, right, swings on a tire while her grandson Pierre White, 6, left, enjoys the park in the Oliver neighborhood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo April Nicole Gladney, right, swings on a tire while her grandson Pierre White, 6, left, enjoys the park in the ...
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Capricia Martin, left, takes care of Labreia Carroll, 5, after feeding her lunch on the 1000 block of N. Bond St. in Baltimore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Capricia Martin, left, takes care of Labreia Carroll, 5, after feeding her lunch on the 1000 block of N. Bond ...
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