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Published: 6/15/2014


The Ugly Truth about Central Toledo

By many measures, the city has been in decline for decades, but the most recent recession has hit Toledo hard as evidenced by these photos shot downtown in June 2014. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Vacant buildings that once housed Club Escape and Slap Shots on Superior Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant buildings that once housed Club Escape and Slap Shots on Superior Street.
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Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street.
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Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street.
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Vacant China King restaurant on Superior Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant China King restaurant on Superior Street.
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Vacant Spitzer Building reflected in the windows of other vacant buildings on Huron Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant Spitzer Building reflected in the windows of other vacant buildings on Huron Street.
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A woman sleeps on the steps of the Jefferson Center. Enlarge | Buy This Image A woman sleeps on the steps of the Jefferson Center.
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Graffiti on the Berdan Building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Graffiti on the Berdan Building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street.
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Graffiti on the Berdan building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Graffiti on the Berdan building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street.
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Deteriorating facade on the Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave. Enlarge | Buy This Image Deteriorating facade on the Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave.
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13th Street in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Image 13th Street in Toledo.
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Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street.
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Vacant Spitzer Building at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant Spitzer Building at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street.
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Vacant office space on Superior Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant office space on Superior Street.
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Vacant buildings on Superior Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant buildings on Superior Street.
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Graffiti on the Berdan Building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Graffiti on the Berdan Building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street.
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Vacant office space on Superior Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant office space on Superior Street.
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The Berdan Building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street, in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Image The Berdan Building on Washington Avenue near Erie Street, in Toledo.
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Vacant space on Huron Street near Adams Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Vacant space on Huron Street near Adams Street.
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Huntington Bank reflected in the windows of vacant buildings on Huron Street. Enlarge | Buy This Image Huntington Bank reflected in the windows of vacant buildings on Huron Street.
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Unoccupied building at 20 Broadway, which has collapsed into Swan Creek. Enlarge | Buy This Image Unoccupied building at 20 Broadway, which has collapsed into Swan Creek.
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