“Austinites Have Been Complaining About Change in the City Since 1884”

old photo of Austin c. 1876

Some of the debate around gentrification has to do with the loss of culture or history of a place. People tend to feel that the stuff they grew up with represents the real, authentic history of an area. It’s a pattern likely as old as cities themselves. Check out this short piece in the Austin American-Statesman that gets at this very idea: “Austinites Have Been Complaining About Change in the City Since 1884.”