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Shockoe Valley slums 1913

July 6, 2011 7:53 am by

The slums of Shockoe Valley circa 1913 (via The Shockoe Examiner via Report on Housing and Living Conditions in the Neglected Sections of Richmond, Virginia). This book puts image and detail to the the 1938 evaluation by Harland Bartholomew which found that “approximately one-third of the city’s 43,000 housing units lacked indoor toilets. Nearly one-half had only cold water, and 2,635 units had no water at all.” The Richmond Housing Authority was founded in 1940, and the next year work began on Gilpin Court.


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