gentrification

Ex-mayor: Some families losing their homes

By Jeff Batt | gargoyle@flagler.edu Some longtime residents of St. Augustine are being priced out of their homes as affluent homebuyers move in and snatch up prime real estate, says Tracy Upchurch, the former mayor of the town. The impact…


College life in a landmark

By Kelly Gibbs | gargoyle@flagler.edu

When I moved to St. Augustine from Gainesville two years ago, I never dreamed I’d one day sit on a sidewalk shooting the breeze with two older black men taking pictures of a former slave cabin and sharing neighborhood gossip.

I was excited to find my own cheap apartment down the street from campus in Lincolnville in August 2009. I was told I was moving into a “mixed neighborhood” by my landlady, but didn’t understand the phrase.