ABANDON WHAT?
by Latyshia Luckey and Christen Seeley
When did this all start?


• Tracking down the first abandon
  house is not really possible to do
  seeing as there was pro...
Latyshia’s story

• There is this house on my block that
  was abandoned when I moved there.
  But then it was renovated a...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/24160753_cc4a115e5a.jpg
Christen’s story


• There is this property on my block
  that was not always abandoned. There
  was this guy that used to...
In Philadelphia, there are an estimated 26,000
                 vacant homes.




               http://flickr.com/photos/c...
http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/49putnamavenueoct07.jpg
Definition of abandon house.
  The surrender, relinquishment, disclaimer, or
   cession of property or of rights. Voluntary...
Knock it down it down,



• and deal with the empty spaces.
Fix it up,



• and try to sell it.
or do nothing



• and watch the property value
  decrease.
Every year, the city of Philadelphia destroys about
1,000 homes that can't be salvaged, even as an equal
          number ...
Comedy?




http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/jlv/lowres/
                          jlvn213l.jpg
We want abandoned
 homes to be re-used in
the best way possible so
 that they contribute to
the strength and vitality
    ...
http://www.theabandonedhouses.com/furnishing.htm
It is not easy to do this
as it takes a lot of money
             to
fix up a home once it has
 fallen into disrepair, or
 ...
Home in bad shape.




    http://www.countybandits.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/house21.jpg
This House Stands
                           Alone.




      http://
www.countybandits.
 com/wp-content/
 uploads/2007/04...
Many organizations and
people devote their time
to create beauty around
        the City.
Fin




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  • English Benchmark about abandon houses in Philadelphia

    1. 1. ABANDON WHAT? by Latyshia Luckey and Christen Seeley
    2. 2. When did this all start? • Tracking down the first abandon house is not really possible to do seeing as there was probably always a house left abandoned when the owners either moved or died.
    3. 3. Latyshia’s story • There is this house on my block that was abandoned when I moved there. But then it was renovated and a family of about 10 moved in, they lived there for three years, and after one of them was killed the family moved and now the house is boarded up.
    4. 4. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/24160753_cc4a115e5a.jpg
    5. 5. Christen’s story • There is this property on my block that was not always abandoned. There was this guy that used to live there but he was forced to leave because the building was falling apart.
    6. 6. In Philadelphia, there are an estimated 26,000 vacant homes. http://flickr.com/photos/cameragirl/245720046
    7. 7. http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/49putnamavenueoct07.jpg
    8. 8. Definition of abandon house. The surrender, relinquishment, disclaimer, or cession of property or of rights. Voluntary relinquishment of all right, title, claim, and possession, with the intention of not reclaiming it.
    9. 9. Knock it down it down, • and deal with the empty spaces.
    10. 10. Fix it up, • and try to sell it.
    11. 11. or do nothing • and watch the property value decrease.
    12. 12. Every year, the city of Philadelphia destroys about 1,000 homes that can't be salvaged, even as an equal number are freshly abandoned. http://englishrussia.com/images/rostov_abandoned/1.jpeg
    13. 13. Comedy? http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/jlv/lowres/ jlvn213l.jpg
    14. 14. We want abandoned homes to be re-used in the best way possible so that they contribute to the strength and vitality of the city and its neighborhoods.
    15. 15. http://www.theabandonedhouses.com/furnishing.htm
    16. 16. It is not easy to do this as it takes a lot of money to fix up a home once it has fallen into disrepair, or to build something new in its place.
    17. 17. Home in bad shape. http://www.countybandits.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/house21.jpg
    18. 18. This House Stands Alone. http:// www.countybandits. com/wp-content/ uploads/2007/04/ house21.jpg
    19. 19. Many organizations and people devote their time to create beauty around the City.
    20. 20. Fin http://flickr.com/photos/cameragirl/245039615/in/set-72157594280194999/

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