A series examining the impact of Auburn's urban renewal initiatives, including the Arterial:
Spanning the 1960s and 1970s, urban renewal marked one of the city's most transformative periods. With state and federal funding, Auburn joined many cities across America during that time in demolishing many of its older buildings to make way for more modern structures, as well as roads. Almost half a century later, feelings about the period still linger — about the blow it struck to Auburn's historic character, about the benefits of its forward-looking changes, and about how it touched the lives and livelihoods of the city's people.
Tuesday, Sept. 13: The history
Wednesday, Sept. 14: The people and businesses
Thursday, Sept. 15: The architecture
Friday, Sept. 16: The policy
Saturday, Sept. 17: The legacy
To view the complete series, including photo galleries, visit auburnpub.com/urbanrenewal.