A detail from a 1923 City of Richmond Public Works map that upon which the darker areas “indicates location of colored population”.
The green indicates Broad Street, M Street, Venable Street, Fairmount Avenue, Nine Mile Road, and 25th Street. Click to view a larger image of the entire city.
tagged: 25th Street, Broad Street, Department of Public Works, Fairmount Ave, M Street, map, Nine Mile Road, Venable Street
Obviously I’m the only other person who finds this interesting, and very sad for the caption saying ‘indicates location of’ etc.
I say this given the lack of other comments.
Thanks, John, for posting it. I think it’s very thought provoking. I hope some other folks have some thoughts to post.
I can’t believe they made those poor black folk stand so close to each other.
[…] Issued 1931, produced by the Department of Public Works Bureau of Survey and Design. Each dot represents 25 people. Makes an interesting companion to an earlier DPW map… […]