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Published: 12/27/2011


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Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority officials are planning to demolish Toledo's oldest public housing complex, first opened in 1938. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE, START SLIDESHOW

Tennille Ben looks out of her door at the Brand Whitlock homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tennille Ben looks out of her door at the Brand Whitlock homes.
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Pauline Watley stands on her new home's back porch. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pauline Watley stands on her new home's back porch.
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A swing set, lacking its swings, sits in the central playground of the Brand Whitlock homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A swing set, lacking its swings, sits in the central playground of the Brand Whitlock homes.
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Lucas County sheriff's deputies Corey Cole and Jennifer Domschot  check out a vacant unit in the Brand Whitlock homes that had been broken into on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. The previous occupants had left without taking their things. Cole said that many break-ins were committed by people trying to steal copper, or squatters looking for a place to stay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas County sheriff's deputies Corey Cole and Jennifer Domschot check out a vacant unit in the Brand Whitlock homes that ...
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Lucas County sheriff's deputies Corey Cole and Jennifer Domschot leave the apartment after checking out a vacant unit. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas County sheriff's deputies Corey Cole and Jennifer Domschot leave the apartment after checking out a vacant unit.
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Police question a young resident they stopped after a bus driver reported shots had been fired at the bus while driving past the Brand Whitlock Homes on Saturday. Nov. 26, 2011. The report was found to be erroneous and the boy was released. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Police question a young resident they stopped after a bus driver reported shots had been fired at the bus while ...
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Police check a group of boys they stopped for weapons after a bus driver reported shots had been fired at the bus while driving past the Brand Whitlock Homes. The report was found to be erroneous and the boys were released. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Police check a group of boys they stopped for weapons after a bus driver reported shots had been fired at ...
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Donald Smith carries one end of a sofa while helping Kasandra Cofie move out of her apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Donald Smith carries one end of a sofa while helping Kasandra Cofie move out of her apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes.
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Cassandra Cofie watches as Donald Smith carries her daughter’s belongings out of her apartment at Brand Whitlock
Homes in Toledo. The city’s oldest public housing site, named after at Toledo mayor, is to be demolished. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cassandra Cofie watches as Donald Smith carries her daughter’s belongings out of her apartment at Brand Whitlock Homes in Toledo. The ...
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Black mold seen in a vacant unit of the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Black mold seen in a vacant unit of the Brand Whitlock Homes.
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A door is decorated with a child's drawings. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A door is decorated with a child's drawings.
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De'Niyah Patrick and her cousin, Marcus Hill,  play in an upstairs room in De'Niyah's mother's apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo De'Niyah Patrick and her cousin, Marcus Hill, play in an upstairs room in De'Niyah's mother's apartment in the Brand Whitlock ...
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Cousins Marcus Hill and De'Niyah Patrick sleep on a mattress on the floor of De'Niyah's mother's apartment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cousins Marcus Hill and De'Niyah Patrick sleep on a mattress on the floor of De'Niyah's mother's apartment.
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Lionel Patrick looks out of the window of his children's apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes before heading to classes at the University of Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lionel Patrick looks out of the window of his children's apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes before heading to classes ...
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Cousins Marcus Hill and De'Niyah Patrick sleep on a mattress on the floor of De'Niyah's mother's apartment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cousins Marcus Hill and De'Niyah Patrick sleep on a mattress on the floor of De'Niyah's mother's apartment.
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Beatrice Dillard sits in her living room in the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beatrice Dillard sits in her living room in the Brand Whitlock Homes.
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Former resident Romia Smith, 12, pushes Alaysha McCoy, 11, on a carousel in the central playground at the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Former resident Romia Smith, 12, pushes Alaysha McCoy, 11, on a carousel in the central playground at the Brand Whitlock ...
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Pauline Watley plays Pac-Man in her apartment at the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pauline Watley plays Pac-Man in her apartment at the Brand Whitlock Homes.
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Deairra Smith, 6, plays in the Brand Whitlock Homes' playground. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Deairra Smith, 6, plays in the Brand Whitlock Homes' playground.
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Pauline Watley looks out her window at the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pauline Watley looks out her window at the Brand Whitlock Homes.
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Jesse Dyer walks away after dropping a mattress at the dumpster while helping his sister move out of her apartment in the Brand Whitlock Homes. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jesse Dyer walks away after dropping a mattress at the dumpster while helping his sister move out of her apartment ...
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