Tres Generaciones

LOCATION: Begin at the corner of Sigsbee and Logan and walk halfway down the block. Please do not disturb tenants.

ABOUT: We are on the block where the Chavez family have made their home for three generations. Second generation resident, Delia and her son Richard, share their photo album with me to get a glimpse of not only of their lives, but of the changing environment. The barrio has seen the mass displacement of residents since the construction of Interstate 5 and the Coronado Bridge. But the Chavez family is one family whose roots have remained in place. They tell us their reasons of wanting to stay despite the fact that the area has gone from being a quite neighborhood, to a place where one is constantly disrupted by traffic, trolleys, and trains. Not even multiple offers by developers eager to get hold of their property can convince them to leave their home.