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Abandoned Shelter of the Week

This week’s house at 2592 Drexel only looks abandoned. Sure, the windows are boarded up and the padlocked front door has been kicked in. The back porch has collapsed, and there’s a burgundy Town Car sans wheels rusting in the drive. What’s not apparent to the casual observer is that, until Monday anyway, this property was available for purchase from Wayne County through an online auction at

This and other houses listed on the site were seized because they housed drug activity, according to Rebecca Tenorio, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office. In the hours before bidding was set to close on this particular house, it was fetching $10,800. But don’t be discouraged that this one slipped away from you. According to Tenorio, new homes are constantly being added to the site.

Take a look out back.

Photo and text by Curt Guyette.

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