During the Global Financial Crisis the U.S. business loan delinquency rate began to rise in late 2007. After a four-fold increase, it peaked in late 2009. By mid-2012 the delinquency rate finally returned to pre-crisis levels. These photographs were made in Missouri, Ohio, Florida and Texas between 2007 and 2012.
From 1950-1960 the St. Louis region’s suburban population increased by 40%. Early in the 21st century many of the commercial buildings and homes built during this boom were renovated and repurposed. A few remained unchanged. The possessions of long-time, mid-century, home owners became common at estate sales, auctions and yard sales. This work documents some these survivors.