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Re: Abandoned Houses by artofcp on 10 July 2009 6:06pm
 
It seems that Detroit has been in decline for a few decades. Perhaps someone from the area or with more knowledge can explain why people would just abandon their homes.

From what I have read, partly it stems from a severe drug problem in certain areas where gangs would take over an abandoned house and some people would simply flee when it got real bad.

Here is the article from the New York Times that I read about the web site.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/garden/09online.html?ref=garden

If you are interested, this is another article about Detroit:


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/opinion/05barlow.html?scp=11&;sq=detroit%20abandoned%20houses&st=cse

 
Re: Abandoned Houses by bIG bLOGGER on 11 July 2009 1:07pm
 
Thanks,Cath.

Samantha Storey (in her NYTIMES piece) acknowledges that these houses were "once some of the city's grandest properties".
I feel sad for Detroit,what with the motor industry in the doldrums,Frank Lloyd Wright groaning in his grave,and Henry Ford's ghost getting around Detroit on a bicycle!
 
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