I studied the section of armour blvd between tracy ave and the paseo. In this area, the most interesting thing I found demographically was the racial shift between 1950 and 2000. In 1950, there were about 5/6,000 whites and 50/60 blacks and by 2000 those numbers had flipped. It is interesting to see in factual data how racism can affect an area and how powerful white flight was and how it still affects our city today.
My block was always residential. At one point, there was a church on the southern side of the block, but other than that it has always been single and multi-family homes. For the first time period, 1895, my block was not yet developed but as time went on the north side was completely built and the south side soon followed. 1925 is when the apartment complexes first appeared. My block was originally just meant for the rich and white of the city, but things likely changed in 1925 because multi-family homes were more accessible for lower income residents. The block has been picturesque throughout history. Lawns, landscapes and trees are very prevalent in this area. Although the individual buildings may have changed throughout the years, the overall plan of the block and it’s residential style withstands the test of time.