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The Decline & Fall - & Resurrection - of a Stone House in West Philadelphia

An abandoned house gradually falls down (pages 1 & 2), sells, and is cleaned up (pages 3 & 4), is fenced (page 5), with restoration expected.
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June 2007 The weeds are growing, and nothing has been done to the house.
June 2007 The weeds are growing, and nothing has been done to the house.
Next door, though, is brightly painted.
Next door, though, is brightly painted.
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July 2007 A crew from City Year is here to clean up the yard.

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Click to learn about City Year

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The crew has cleaned out a lot of growth and debris
The crew has cleaned out a lot of growth and debris
The front and side yards now are neat
The front and side yards now are neat
But the intricate roof decorations are getting worse
But the intricate roof decorations are getting worse
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and worse

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The roofing is still a mess
The roofing is still a mess
The rear of the building is still overgrown
The rear of the building is still overgrown
And the front door has new graffiti.
And the front door has new graffiti.
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Sept 2007 Lots more trash removed

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