Unsafe Buildings Near Schools in Gary

14 Nov

by Ken Davidson

Would you feel safe with your child walking to school past these buildings?  The Gazette received a tip that we should look into some of the buildings owned by the City of Gary and Lake County.  The first three addresses that we were given were within walking distance of City Hall AND all happened to be directly across from schools.   The tipster suggested many more city owned properties, but we did not feel the need to continue with the tour.   The photos speak for themselves:

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This is the sidewalk across from the Jefferson School. The City of Gary owns this property.

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Cars parked on the street to pick up children at the 21st Century Charter Academy in Gary next to an abandoned, open and dangerous church.

dangerous Gary Schools.

To get to the New Charter School, your child would walk past this County owned property.

 

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Gary dangerous properties next to schools

A vacant apartment building with falling bricks sits across from Jefferson School in Gary, IN

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8 Responses to “Unsafe Buildings Near Schools in Gary”

  1. Jack Daniel via Facebook November 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    That’s where I work. Sad how such a beautiful structure was left to rot. People film there a lot.

  2. Alicia Sanders via Facebook November 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    If my kid had to walk past those buildings to get to school, I would drop him off and pick him up at the door every day. A kid could easily be grabbed and pulled into one of those buildings and subjected to god knows what. Horrible.

  3. Maria Nevarez via Facebook November 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Is the church I love to photograph on this list? Lol I went to photograph it again and to be honest that was probably my last time there. Something didnt seem right and I was actually pretty nervous being there. And there is no way in hell I would let my child way ANYWHERE out there!

  4. Maria Nevarez via Facebook November 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Yea its City Methodist

  5. Gary Free-Press via Facebook November 15, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    I don’t see any fence around any of these properties. Are these properties also chained off from public access? Are there “Do Not Occupy” stickers posted on all access points? Did you contact the Building Commissioner to get a comment from him about these buildings? Was he available for comment?

  6. Troy Buono via Facebook November 15, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    Wow what a shock…………….In Gary?

    • Ted Brown November 15, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      How can u blame the city for the school’s. administration decision to build the two schools on that area? (Smh) the should hb gotten an agreement with the city , to hv them torned down and help finance the demolition.

  7. Victoria Davidson Black via Facebook November 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    wow thats a shame. im surprised someone hasnt been killed their already

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