Sunday, April 15, 2012
Learn about the history of community, public housing, urban renewal, and neighborhood change. The tour includes mid-century and modern landmarks such as the Victory Grill, Chalmer Courts, and Hutson-Tillotson.
We’ll be going on a walking conversation with Dr. Eliot Tretter of the UT-Geography Department and Dr. Fred McGhee, a historical anthropologist and archaeologist.
Tour begins at Metz Elementary, 84 Robert T. Martinez, Jr. at 10:00 am.
- Set aside 4 hours for the entire tour.
- We’ll provide information about some of the sites we’ll see along the way.
- Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes and bring water.
- We’ll stop for a no-host lunch along the way (most likely Casa Colombia)
Please RSVP to Andrea Roberts, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour created by faculty and students at UT-Austin. More about the national Jane Jacobs 2012 tour
Photo credits: Paul Lowry. Douglass, Neal. Aerial View of Town Lake, Photograph, May 20, 1968; digital image, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19265/ : accessed March 29, 2012), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin, Texas.