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Rodney Williams slurps a strand of spaghetti as he fills his plate with food inside his grandmother’s kitchen during their Easter 2001 celebration. Joe and Ruby Lindsey’s family have gathered for 37 years in the house at 2117 Sixth Ave. S for holidays and celebrations. The Lindseys thought Easter 2001 would be their last gathering in the clapboard home because city government is buying their house and all the surrounding property to create an industrial park. The Lindseys raised nine children in the house, which was built in 1926. From left are Carlos Hill, Myia McGriff, Williams and Ruby Lindsey. The Lindseys are one of the last families to leave the area, which will become the new industrial park. They have had plans to move for more than two years, waiting in limbo for details to be worked out to rent or purchase a different house.

[Times photo: Jamie Frances]

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