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The back of an abandoned house with fake brick siding and a basement door on Baker Street in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Vacant House on Baker Street

This is the rear of an old house at the corner of Baker Street and Ewing Street in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. The house, which faces south on Baker Street, has sat vacant for some time.

Like most of the houses in this neighborhood, located near Fort Wayne's minor-league baseball stadium, this house is long and narrow. The houses were packed in close together on deep lots with only a small amount of street frontage. The fake brick exterior is actually very similar to asphalt roofing shingles, and is a very common exterior finish on many older houses in the city.

This is the neighborhood documented by Peter and David Turnley in their book, "McClellan Street." Most of the houses were demolished in the years after they photographed the area to make room for parking lots for the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, which used to be headquartered in Fort Wayne.

The few houses and residents that remain in the area are still as impoverished as they were when the Turnley brothers, who grew up in Fort Wayne, photographed them forty years ago.

Since Parkview Field was opened in 2009, some of the rundown old houses have been renovated and opened as restaurants.





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