The wreckage of 21 brick behemoths pockmark struggling Gary neighborhoods, providing sanctuary for crime and urban decay. At one time, these former public schools were the nucleus of thriving sections of the city, nearby residents and former students recalled. But that’s a bygone era. Now, vast swaths of school property are overrun with weeds, and the shuttered buildings, some in visible decline, display the territorial tags of gang graffiti. (source)
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