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    Well-known Portland landlord Crandall Toothaker is renovating this and other buildings on Wilmot Street in Portland. Toothaker said he felt compelled to buy the properties, which were notorious for noise complaints and suspected drug activity, because the problems were causing tenants of his nearby apartment buildings to leave before their lease was up.

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    The walls and ceilings have been stripped to the studs to prepare for reconstruction of the buildings bought by Toothaker on Wilmot Street.

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    Mike Blodgett of Knudsen and Knudsen Construction removes sheetrock and insulation from a property recently purchased by Crandall Toothaker on Wilmot Street.

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    Struck Masonry owner Don Giroux empties a wheelbarrow of bricks from a demolished chimney into a dumpster during renovations at 56 Wilmot St. in Portland.

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    Knudsen and Knudsen Construction owner Keith Knudsen stands on the second floor of a Wilmot Street property that his company is helping renovate for owner Crandall Toothaker. Knudsen said the building has serious structural issues, including weak load-bearing walls, which made the property dangerous for anyone living there.

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    Toothaker opens a gate in the chain-link fence surrounding properties he’s having renovated on Wilmot Street in Portland.

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