By Phil Varner The Belmont neighborhood derives its name from the Belle Mont Estate, a 500+ acre plantation on which much of the neighborhood was built. The Belmont Mansion plantation house, now converted to apartments, was likely built around 1820 for John Winn, the postmaster of Charlottesville for many years. Immediately prior to residential development, … Continue reading 4. Belmont: Graves Addition
Starting this Thursday, August 13, 2020, we'll be hosting a series of regular hour-long virtual logging workshops via Zoom. Each week, the new link will be posted on the right side of the MappingCville.com homepage, above the video tutorial link, as pictured here. At the top of each hour, these sessions will provide a short … Continue reading NEW: Virtual Logging Workshops
You have now helped us log nearly 1,000 property records with racist covenants in them! This, in itself, is amazing and fantastic, but it also means that, in addition to mapping them, we now have enough data to begin telling the chronological story of how these racist covenants spread and evolved in Charlottesville and Albemarle … Continue reading 3. (1903-1910) East High Street – Little High Street
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at 6PM Mapping Cville will be hosting a training session at Decipher Brewery (1740 Broadway Street, Charlottesville, Va.).
We're officially more than 75% of the way through Round 1, which means we've successfully logged more than 450 deeds! And that means we're ready to do some more mapping. For our next plotting, we're heading over towards the University of Virginia to an area known as Montebello, in the larger Jefferson Park Avenue neighborhood. … Continue reading 2. Montebello
We're making great progress! After launching the public portion of the Mapping Cville project less than two months ago, we’ve completed more than 1,200 loggings of racially restricted properties in Charlottesville, retiring more than 200 deeds. So let’s get to mapping! The very first properties we're able to map are 4 on Lexington Avenue: Which … Continue reading 1. Lexington Ave
A huge thank you to the 85+ people who attended the training sessions on November 23 at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center! Not only did we devour six dozen donuts, but we also logged more than 300 deeds with racially restrictive covenants in them. In fact since then, we've logged a total of 500+ deeds so far, … Continue reading Zooniverse Updates
Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to check out the Mapping Cville project. To learn more about how the project began and what we're tackling, check out this first blog post here or some of the news items that have been written about the project so far: C-Ville Weekly, Charlottesville Tomorrow, VPM, Cavalier Daily, … Continue reading Want to Help Map Our Covenants?
Eek! It’s been SEVEN whole months since I last posted. I’m so sorry. It won't happen again. I will say it's been a rather busy 7 months: Talks to teachers, talks to the community, and talks at the Maupintown Film Festival. Also, I officially started my digital humanities fellowship at the Jefferson School African American Heritage … Continue reading Searching for Covenants: 1 in every 3 deeds