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Whatever happened to Shed Town?

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Is the disappearance of Shed Town the reason that the area around parts of George Mason Elementary School (especially headed towards 9-Mile) is full of newer houses? There seems to be a well defined area in the midst of an of historic architecture where a bunch of historic properties just vanished and all new homes were built.

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Pay $5 and ask Mr. Herring at BHC. Most of those newer homes were built by Better Housing Coalition, using your tax dollars.

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That would be the infamous “Model City.” At one time there were remnants of Shed Town remaining along the fringes. One of particular note was an antebellum cottage built by a free black woman.