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A condemnation notice from the city government is taped to the front door of Team Auto Group, a used car lot on Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A car-window American flag hangs upside-down from the mailbox next to the door.


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Unsafe and Unfit For Human Occupancy

A condemnation notice from the Fort Wayne Neighborhood Code Enforcement office is taped to the entrance to Team Auto Group, a now-closed used car dealer on Bluffton Road, between Sandpoint Road and Engle Road, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The sign says that the building is "Unsafe and unfit for human occupancy." I wonder what is wrong with it? The building looks well-maintained on the outside. The American flag hanging from the mailbox is made to mount on the top of a car window.

This place has been home to several used-car dealers over the years. I photographed it a few years ago, when it was called Freedom motors.


Update: Whatever it was that caused the city to condemn the building must have been remedied, since another used car seller moved into it later.




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