Ernestine Eltzy holds a commemorative fan during a "home going" service at the site of an abandoned home in the impoverished Mantua section Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The cultural and ... more 
Ernestine Eltzy holds a commemorative fan during a "home going" service at the site of an abandoned home in the impoverished Mantua section Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The cultural and memorial project called “Funeral for a Home” celebrated the dilapidated row house's colorful life before it was knocked down. Organizers from Temple University said it was an effort to commemorate neighborhood history in a city where about 600 houses are torn down each year and 25,000 others sit vacant. (AP Photo/Jessica Kourkounis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jessica Kourkounis
Sat, May 31, 2014 1:27 PM EDT