After the end of the Civil War, redlining and other racist housing policies forced the creation of tightly knit communities in the few areas where Black Americans could own property. As Florida’s population grew in the early and mid-20th century, so too did these distinct cities and towns, many of which now have endangered legacies after being incorporated into larger cities. The area which was known as “New Augustine” lies in what is now West Augustine. Here, lack of adequate funding for infrastructure and business investment have combined with generations of isolation to impact the health and vibrancy of the community. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to landmarks with valuable history that are in danger of being lost to decay or to new developments.