If you're not from the Midwest on visiting smaller villages, towns and cities they may appear a bit sleepy, locked in the past and unchanging. Return at a later time and you will discover that indeed changes occur.
In 2009 begin photographing Huntington, Indiana. At that time uncovered an example of change.
A brightly painted Tienda Mexicana. Would seem to indicate that the population was more diverse than at first imagined.
Returning this year - 2017 - discovered La Morena is gone.
Often what is sleepy, locked in the past and unchanging is the exterior architecture. Over time what changes is it's interior use.