33 Haunting Photos Of The Abandoned Baltimore Ghetto

Published July 18, 2016
Updated January 23, 2018

These haunting photos of the largely abandoned Baltimore ghetto provide a harrowing glimpse of one of the most beleaguered cities in all of America.

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33 Haunting Photos Of The Abandoned Baltimore Ghetto
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"It was only a matter of time before Baltimore exploded," wrote veteran Baltimore reporter and resident Michael A. Fletcher in The Washington Post just after the April 2015 riots over the death of Freddie Gray tore the city apart.

With racial unrest as just one problem among many -- including poverty, crime, and drug addiction -- Baltimore has long been among the most widely cited cases of urban blight in post-industrial America.

Thus, it's hardly shocking that Baltimore (particularly the Baltimore ghetto) has lost a stunning 35 percent of its population between its post-war peak and today. What remains is a city littered with deserted streets, corroded factories, and thousands upon thousands of vacant row houses that look all too fittingly like oversized tombstones.

See some of the most haunting images taken inside the all-but-abandoned Baltimore ghetto in the gallery above.

After this look at the abandoned Baltimore ghetto, look through some stark photos of abandoned Detroit and New York.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society of history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.