Demolition crews tore down ten houses on Antioch Road.
Mayor Robert Reichert might have taken the first swing but the crane delivered the final blow.
"Over the last four years we've demolished over 400 abandoned and dilapidated homes," says City Spokesman Chris Floore.
Demolition crews knocked down a multi-family home on Antioch Road off Eisenhower Parkway in south Macon. This is the first of two abandoned houses the City of Macon plans to destroy this week.
"It didn't make you feel too good. You pass by that house everyday. You coming in, go to work. It's there. You can't miss it," says Terry Jackson, who lives in the neighborhood.
The demolition efforts are combined with Mayor Reichert's 5x5x5 plan. It's a strategy to restore five neighborhoods over five weeks in each of the city's five wards.
"If we're going to work in the 5x5 next month, we look for houses in that area. And then we try to do as many in that area," says Macon Public Works Director Richard Powell.
Valencia Noltion has lived next door to the neglected house since she moved in three years ago. What used to be an eyesore is now a relief.
"It makes me feel safe and it looks better. And I hope it continues to clean up the neighborhood," says Noltion.
The 5x5 massive cleanup not only means demolition but also includes work done on roads, streetlights and public property.