Just west of TC Jester on West 11th stands the ruins of the Timbergrove Park Apartments. Not since the long-delayed demolition of the Parc Memorial complex on Memorial at Detering has there been such a bountiful inner-loop urban exploration destination. Here is part one of a two-part photo essay, this one covering the grounds. In the next installment we will take you inside the ruined buildings. (UPDATE: Part II is here.)

Handsome palms line the entryway to the complex's office...

One of the buildings is cordoned off as an asbestos hazard. In several, the electricity and water is still running.

It is apparent that a great many of the tenants left in a hurry. Each of the complex's courtyards is full of the detritus of their lives.

Like so...

 And so...

...And so.

 

There is everything from toys...

...to whole rooms, all ruined.

Here is the pool...

And the environs of the laundry room...

Someone had success with a tomato plant, now trampled and at the mercy of a pair of mockingbirds...

It seems like the residents were evicted some time shortly after Christmas, as signs of holiday cheer abound.

The saddest Christmas tree ever...

Many of the residents worked in the restaurant industry...

A giant trash pile in the parking lot offers strange tableaux like this one...

And this one...

So long for now. See you back here for Part II.

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