Maps of Richmond, Virginia
A series of maps from 19th century to current illustrates how geography and city planning have shaped Richmond, especially around factors of poverty and race.
Library of Virginia in partnership with H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.)
Library of Virginia
Brian Koziol, John Moeser, and Library of Virginia Staff
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"Red indicates location of colored population."
One dot equals 25 persons.
One dot equals fifty persons.
Increased shading represents fewer owner-occupied residences in that area.
Increased shading indicates increased percentage of dwelling units needing major repairs.
Increased shading represents increased age of dwelling.
Gray areas consisting of 25 to 60 percent Negroes, Black areas consisting of 60 percent or more Negroes.
Black area shows corporate area in 1888 and 1925. Shaded area shows corporate area in 1943.