2. Montebello

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

1. Lexington Ave

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

Zooniverse Updates

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

1897 – 1948: Charlottesville’s first racially restrictive covenants (UPDATED)

  In thinking about sources and methods for this project, I came to the conclusion early on that we have to be comprehensive. We have to find every single racially restrictive covenant in the property records. But first, we needed to figure out the "when" — what is the period of time we should be … Continue reading 1897 – 1948: Charlottesville’s first racially restrictive covenants (UPDATED)