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A boarded up home on Bellevue Boulevard in Klondike carries a message to deter break-ins.

Boarded up houses are not a death knell for Klondike Smokey City

A concerted effort is underway in Klondike Smokey City to fight blight and turn vacant lots and boarded-up houses into centers of hope for the neighborhood’s future.

A boarded up home on Bellevue Boulevard in Klondike carries a message to deter break-ins.

Boarded up houses are not a death knell for Klondike Smokey City, neighbors say

A concerted effort is underway in Klondike Smokey City to fight blight and turn vacant lots and boarded-up houses into centers of hope for the neighborhood’s future.

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Grassroots efforts in Klondike Smokey City stem from one woman

The Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corp., works to shape a brighter future for this North Memphis neighborhood. It starts with its longtime executive director.

Porter Leath Childrens’ Home on Manassas Street is the oldest structure in Klondike/Smokey City. It was an orphanage until 1969 when it became a multi-service agency to serve more children in need.

Prosperity and decline shape Klondike Smokey City's history

Klondike Smokey City’s history tells a story of prosperity but also one of decline with shuttered factories, white flight and racial segregation at its core. 

A view of Decatur Street in Smokey City.

SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable development

North Memphis, which has suffered from chronic public and private disinvestment, is getting an injection of capital with a $1 million grant and access to a larger $90 million financing pool. 
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