urban renewal

Woven In Among Us: A Cycling Tour of East Austin

On November 17, 2019, Decipher City partnered with Ghisallo Cycling Initiative to host a cycling tour discussing the effects of displacement and urban renewal in the East Austin area just east of IH-35. Below are links to past Decipher City coverage of the topics discussed on the tour. Click on the subjects for more information, and click here to see the storymap. Located at the Austin History Center, the historic maps were acquired from the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, as were the archived photographs.

  1. Historic Black churches

  • East-West Divide49074764458_7a9dc3f6ed_o 
  • Eminent Domain: Detrick-Hamilton HouseDetrick Hamilton Story49075292441_b16d9cfff4_o
  • Gateways: John Yancey’s “Rhapsody”49075452303_6506dd64d8_o
  • The Third-Place: Victory Grill49074763498_955f6f93b4_o
  • Self Reliance: Site of the Black Firehouse49075452518_7bd1e8870e_o11th and Wheless20191110_102254
  • Community Plans: Blackshear ElementaryMap Blackshear49076188522_fd7b3dfec2_o20191110_103509
  • Education: Huston-Tillotson College

  • Parks and Public Housing: Rosewood Courts

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  • Public Art and Local Businesses on East 12th StreetMovies on 12th

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  • History and Memory: Carver MuseumCarver Museum49074763243_3173805224_oKealing Before Urban Renewal
  • For more information about the effects of urban renewal, check out our review of the The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein and Root Shock by Mindy Fullilove

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