10 Photographs of Forgotten Homes That Depict the Aftermath of Gentrification

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The urban areas of the Mid-Atlantic region are known for their recognizable architecture, particularly row houses. Entire city blocks, usually in poor and working class neighborhoods, are lined with these structures, and, with the ever-increasing gentrification, these typical sights are becoming less common. Photographer Ben Marcin’s collection Last House Standing (as seen on Feature Shoot) depicts a common sight: after the demolition of the lines of row houses, one last building sometimes remains, eerily cut off from its surroundings. Marcin shot gorgeously minimalistic images of these buildings in Philadelphia, Camden, and Baltimore.

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin

Image credit: Ben Marcin