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A home at 2314 N. Erie.

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Children play near an abandoned home on Prouty Avenue.

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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.

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A woman sleeps on the steps of the Jefferson Center in Toledo.

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Broken windows at the Madison Building (Nasby Building) at the intersection of Huron Street and Madison Street.

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Rpyalton Road between Lowe and Eastway is riddled with deep and wide potholes.

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The downtown Toledo skyline is visible behind the remains of the Toledo Edison Acme power plant in the Marina District.

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A board on 1215 Nevada near Plymouth.

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307 Parker is burned out and in disrepair on the east side of Toledo.

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Terese Hurst stands on her porch at 311 Parker and discusses the burned out house next door at 307 Parker on the east side of Toledo.

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Burned out home at the corner of Starr Avenue and Parker Avenue.

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Claudia Collins sits in her porch at 1116 Michigan and talks about blight on the north side of Toledo.

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Burned out home on North Ontario Street in Toledo.

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From left, Travares Craig, 10, Trezon Manns, 10, Broderick Goodlow, 14, his cousin Raymond Goodlow, 6, and Terrance Coffey, 9, play basketball in front of a vacant home in the 600 block of Ashwood Avenue.

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A couch sits in front of an abandoned house on Sumner Street in South Toledo.

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A fence with barbed wire is basically symbolic, considering it doesn't prevent anyone from entering the empty lot where Southwyck Mall on Reynolds Road in South Toledo used to be.

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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.

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Tiffany Bolczak talks about the abandoned home at 1942 Talbot, which is next to her house at 1944 Talbot in west Toledo.

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Delores Kelly, 65, looks from her porch in her backyard at 1243 Avondale toward the decrepit house next door. The property is to be torn down soon according to Columbia gas who turned off the utilities.

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