June 2nd, 2008

let there be light

Condemned by the City, Part One

The homes in this set were some rather nice places to live, but the residents did not take care of them, and little problems soon added up to big ones, bringing the city building code officials to kick them out and declare them condemned. It's becoming a growing problem everywhere in Michigan, for sure.

Some of them make me wonder what actually qualifies a house to acquire this status, as they don't seem very "dangerous and unsafe," at least structurally. Probably just an effort to get rid of blight, update places to modern building codes, and cover up beautiful crafstmanship with vinyl siding.

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