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Published: 6/15/2014


The Ugly Truth about North Toledo

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

Premier Bedding at 1510 Elm Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Premier Bedding at 1510 Elm Street.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Burned out home on North Ontario Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Burned out home on North Ontario Street.
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A home being mowed on Michigan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A home being mowed on Michigan.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Claudia Collins sits in her porch at 1116 Michigan and talks about blight in the neighborhood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Claudia Collins sits in her porch at 1116 Michigan and talks about blight in the neighborhood.
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Canada Southern Avenue and Tudor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Canada Southern Avenue and Tudor.
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Larisa Collins stands near a house that her mother Claudia Collins bought and refurbished. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Larisa Collins stands near a house that her mother Claudia Collins bought and refurbished.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
The abandoned Riverside Hospital. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The abandoned Riverside Hospital.
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Burned out home on North Ontario Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Burned out home on North Ontario Street.
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415 13th Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 415 13th Street.
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Playground of the former Toledo Day Nursery at 219 Southard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Playground of the former Toledo Day Nursery at 219 Southard.
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Premier Bedding at 1510 Elm Street in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Premier Bedding at 1510 Elm Street in Toledo.
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Trash bags are dumped on Castle near Maplewood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trash bags are dumped on Castle near Maplewood.
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Site of the Northtowne Square Mall in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Site of the Northtowne Square Mall in Toledo.
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Former Abele Funeral Home on Cherry Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Former Abele Funeral Home on Cherry Street.
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Playground of the former Toledo Day Nursery at 219 Southard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Playground of the former Toledo Day Nursery at 219 Southard.
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A closed carryout at Mulberry and Ontario. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A closed carryout at Mulberry and Ontario.
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An arrow points to a dilapidated gas station at North Ontario and Lagrange. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An arrow points to a dilapidated gas station at North Ontario and Lagrange.
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Burned out home at Chestnut and Palmer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Burned out home at Chestnut and Palmer.
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Rundown car wash at 2534 Summit Street with the former Woolson Spice Company in the background. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rundown car wash at 2534 Summit Street with the former Woolson Spice Company in the background.
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Home at 2314 North Erie Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Home at 2314 North Erie Street.
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2935 Chase. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 2935 Chase.
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From left, Trezon Manns, 10, Travares Craig, 10, Terrance Coffey, 9,  Broderick Goodlow, 14, and his cousin Raymond Goodlow, 6, play basketball in front of a vacant home at 652 Ashwood Ave. Enlarge | Buy This Photo From left, Trezon Manns, 10, Travares Craig, 10, Terrance Coffey, 9, Broderick Goodlow, 14, and his cousin Raymond Goodlow, 6,...
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Lou Espino, top, sits on the front stoop with Amber Crandall, left, Amber's sister Tammy Crandall, center, and Tammy's grandchildren, brothers 10 month-old Bentley and six-year-old Jacob Moreno, right, at Tammy's house on Ohio Street near Chase Street Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lou Espino, top, sits on the front stoop with Amber Crandall, left, Amber's sister Tammy Crandall, center, and Tammy's grandchildren,...
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Maria Dominguez mows the front yard of the home she owns in the 700 block of Magnolia Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Maria Dominguez mows the front yard of the home she owns in the 700 block of Magnolia Street.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH




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