The Austin Town Hall on Lake Street, built in 1870, originally served as the government seat of Cicero Township. Austin was annexed to the City of Chicago in 1899, and the town hall site eventually became part of the Chicago Park District. Credit: Photo by Grace Donnelly

From barbershops to churches to sprawling mansions, the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side is home to many establishments with a long history and residents who are eager to maintain and revitalize the community.

Grace is a photojournalism fellow at The Chicago Reporter.

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