Photo of an ornate, yet run-down house with the word "Fairmount" painted on the front window.

The Fairmount neighborhood has had a long and significant history, but it’s also a complicated one. As the once graceful old faculty homes were clearly losing their luster, a horrifying crime brought attention to the area. Now with real estate investment and gentrification on the rise, the community may be poised to pivot — a prospect that is seen by residents and observers as both unsettling and beneficial. Credit: Jeff Tuttle