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Published: 6/15/2014


The Ugly Truth about South 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 south Toledo. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Tim Johnson mows a strip of yard next to his Broadway Street home in South Toledo. The house behind his home, in background, caught fire more than five years ago and is still standing, to his frustration; and the house beside him was tore down after a fire, but the grass is tall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tim Johnson mows a strip of yard next to his Broadway Street home in South Toledo. The house behind his ...
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Abandoned house on Jervis Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned house on Jervis Street.
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A couch sits in front of an abandoned house on Sumner Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A couch sits in front of an abandoned house on Sumner Street.
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A sidewalk leads to the remains of a house that burned down months ago on Sumner Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sidewalk leads to the remains of a house that burned down months ago on Sumner Street.
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Graffiti on garage behind South Food Mart on the corner of South Ave. and Maumee St. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Graffiti on garage behind South Food Mart on the corner of South Ave. and Maumee St.
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An abandoned home, right, on South Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An abandoned home, right, on South Avenue.
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Abandoned home with broken television near the front curb on Maumee Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned home with broken television near the front curb on Maumee Street.
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Portion at left of an abandoned home with trash in the yard on Maumee Street near South Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Portion at left of an abandoned home with trash in the yard on Maumee Street near South Avenue.
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Abandoned home on Lotus Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned home on Lotus Avenue.
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Abandoned business on Western Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned business on Western Avenue.
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Abandoned house on Western Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned house on Western Avenue.
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A railroad and gas station in the 2000 block of Western Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A railroad and gas station in the 2000 block of Western Avenue.
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Abandoned Bub's Diner on South Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned Bub's Diner on South Avenue.
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Portion of an abandoned house or business on Western Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Portion of an abandoned house or business on Western Avenue.
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Abandoned home near corner of Western Ave. and Lakeshore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned home near corner of Western Ave. and Lakeshore.
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The Greenhouse Row median in front of the former Southwyck Mall on Reynolds Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Greenhouse Row median in front of the former Southwyck Mall on Reynolds Road.
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A lone tire sits on the property of an abandoned gas station across from the demolished Southwyck Mall on Reynolds Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A lone tire sits on the property of an abandoned gas station across from the demolished Southwyck Mall on Reynolds Road.
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The shuttered Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The shuttered Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Road.
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The former Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Road.
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A man walks through high grass surrounding the former and shuttered Stautzenberger College at the corner of Southwyck Blvd. and Cheyenne. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A man walks through high grass surrounding the former and shuttered Stautzenberger College at the corner of Southwyck Blvd. and ...
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The former and abandoned Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The former and abandoned Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Road.
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Tall grass, the rubble of a burned down house and an abandoned home at the corner of Sumner St and Leland Ave. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tall grass, the rubble of a burned down house and an abandoned home at the corner of Sumner St and Leland Ave.
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Lisa Oehmke, who is fixing up this house at 404 Walbridge Ave. in Toledo. She also owns the home across the street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lisa Oehmke, who is fixing up this house at 404 Walbridge Ave. in Toledo. She also owns the home across the street.
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404 Walbridge Ave. This home is owned by Lisa Oehmke, who is fixing it up. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 404 Walbridge Ave. This home is owned by Lisa Oehmke, who is fixing it up.
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Abandoned business at 715 Spencer Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abandoned business at 715 Spencer Street.
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Strip of abandoned homes on Prouty Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Strip of abandoned homes on Prouty Avenue.
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Children play near an abandoned home on Prouty Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Children play near an abandoned home on Prouty Avenue.
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From left: Candace Lainer, 18, AJ Rivers, 27, and Frankie Miles, 22, walk past artwork that masks the ugliness of an abandoned building on Segur Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo From left: Candace Lainer, 18, AJ Rivers, 27, and Frankie Miles, 22, walk past artwork that masks the ugliness of ...
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Tim Johnson stops to pet his dog as he mows a strip of yard next to his Broadway Street home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tim Johnson stops to pet his dog as he mows a strip of yard next to his Broadway Street home.
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