As is not unusual... strange things happen in South Austin. Just this week, a house got stuck in the middle of the road. I feel that this is a convenient metaphor for old vs. new Austin. Consider this: This old duplex probably housed generations of old Austinites and the cheap "anything goes" duplex was actually the facilitator for the laid-back lifestyle that we all recall so fondly. However, the area around the stuck house is the currently trendy South Congress strip. This old relic was being moved to make room for some shiny new development or Hipster dream home. The house actually did it's best to resist change but in the end it gave up and moved to Lockhart.
I know some old Austinites that have take the same path.