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An American flag and a condemnation notice hang on the door of a dilapidated house on Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne. SOLD has been spray-painted on the front of the house.


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Sold - Condemned

This house has a condemnation notice from the city of Fort Wayne posted on the door, which is covered by an American flag. The notice says that the house on South Calhoun Street is unfit for human habitation. I wonder why it was condemned, why someone painted SOLD on the house, and why there is a new-looking American flag nailed to the door frame.

The flag is hanging incorrectly. It is supposed to hang with the stars in the upper left when hung vertically. An upside down flag is a symbol of distress.


Update: I photographed this place again a few months later. Despite the condemnation notice, someone has repainted part of the front of the house and placed "For Sale" and "For Rent" signs in the windows!




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