Urban Decay In Detroit Captured By Google Street View

There goes the neighborhood: Check out these amazing Google Street View pictures of Detroit neighborhoods and houses from “back then” and now; “back then” being the time when people were actually living there and “now” being the present or recent past. Incredible imagery. Head to the GooBing Detroit Tumblr for more!

2009
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2011
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2013
google maps detroit decay

Lady waving to the street view car in the first image, c. 2009.

Nearby the Heidelberg Project, and in the style, though not sure if a Tyree or not.

Why Don’t We Own This? shows the property taxes haven’t been paid in a few years (makes sense…) and $2k+ is owed. The property is subject to foreclosure, but not in the auction this year. One of the 35,000 that float year to year, waiting until they accumulate enough in owed taxes to be worth auctioning.

2009
google maps detroit decay
2013
google maps detroit decay

This whole neighborhood — east of Woodward to the railroad, and south of State Fair to Seven Mile — is really rough.

via 22words.