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Published: 6/15/2014


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

The downtown Toledo skyline is visible behind the remains of the Toledo Edison Acme power plant in the Marina District. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The downtown Toledo skyline is visible behind the remains of the Toledo Edison Acme power plant in the Marina District.
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416 Main Street on the east side of Toledo is up for rent. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 416 Main Street on the east side of Toledo is up for rent.
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An abandoned building on the corner of Sixth Street and Main Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An abandoned building on the corner of Sixth Street and Main Street.
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A hole in the sidewalk on Main Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A hole in the sidewalk on Main Street.
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Cracked windows in an abandoned building in the the Marina District. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cracked windows in an abandoned building in the the Marina District.
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An abandoned building in the Marina District. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An abandoned building in the Marina District.
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The downtown Toledo skyline is visible behind the remains of the Toledo Edison Acme power plant in the Marina District. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The downtown Toledo skyline is visible behind the remains of the Toledo Edison Acme power plant in the Marina District.
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An abandoned building on the corner of Sixth Street and Main Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An abandoned building on the corner of Sixth Street and Main Street.
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A building at 422 Starr. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A building at 422 Starr.
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A for sale sign on a building at 422 Starr. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A for sale sign on a building at 422 Starr.
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Garbage, a used mattress , and carpet remnants on the corner of Idaho St. and Parker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Garbage, a used mattress , and carpet remnants on the corner of Idaho St. and Parker.
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A whole block of closed, boarded- up buildings including 813 Starr Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A whole block of closed, boarded- up buildings including 813 Starr Avenue.
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A building at 422 Starr. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A building at 422 Starr.
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A board on 1215 Nevada near Plymouth. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A board on 1215 Nevada near Plymouth.
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307 Parker is burned out and in disrepair. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 307 Parker is burned out and in disrepair.
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Terese Hurst stands on her porch at 311 Parker and discusses the burned out house next door at 307. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Terese Hurst stands on her porch at 311 Parker and discusses the burned out house next door at 307.
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Hunter Elliott, 14, shoots a basket against his brother Nathan Elliott, 12, during a neighborhood basketball game in front of a vacant home on Platt Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Hunter Elliott, 14, shoots a basket against his brother Nathan Elliott, 12, during a neighborhood basketball game in front of ...
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Burned out home at the corner of  Starr Avenue and Parker Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Burned out home at the corner of Starr Avenue and Parker Avenue.
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Boarded up building at 813 Starr Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Boarded up building at 813 Starr Avenue.
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Neighbors Amelia Wetzel, 8, and Nick Wood. 7, take Nick's 13 year-old mix Gotti for a walk through the weeds at an abandoned house on the 300 block of East Broadway in East Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Neighbors Amelia Wetzel, 8, and Nick Wood. 7, take Nick's 13 year-old mix Gotti for a walk through the ...
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