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Federal HOLC "Redlining" Map, Hartford area, 1937

HOLC_legend Click colored regions to view pages from the Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) appraisal report, which this federal agency created with local lenders to evaluate the "trend of desirability" in residential areas in Hartford and over 200 other cities during the late 1930s. The HOLC color-coded map portrayed the highest grade (A) in green and the lowest grade (D) in red. This government agency considered not only housing conditions but also the "social status of the population," and downgraded neighborhoods with non-white, immigrant, and poor residents. In later decades, these actions became associated with the discriminatory practice of "redlining." See also the two original maps (Hartford-West Hartford and East Hartford), the full appraisal report, and a searchable spreadsheet. Read more in On The Line.
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HOLC Areas, 1937

 

Sources How to Cite

Residential Security Maps (Hartford-West Hartford and East Hartford) and Area Descriptions for Hartford area, Connecticut, 1937. Home Owners’ Loan Corporation, box 64, City Survey Files, Record Group 195: Records of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, National Archives II, College Park, Maryland.

1934 Connecticut Aerial Photography provided by the Connecticut State Libraryinfo

2008 NAIP Imagery Provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

APA 6th Edition
University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. (2012). Federal HOLC "Redlining" Map, Hartford area, 1937. Retrieved from http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/doclink_holc.html.
Chicago 16th edition [author-date]
University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. 2012. "Federal HOLC "Redlining" Map, Hartford area, 1937." Accessed June 19. http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/doclink_holc.html.
MLA 7th edition
"Federal HOLC "Redlining" Map, Hartford Area, 1937." University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC . Web. 19 June 2012. <http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/doclink_holc.html>.

 

 
Data (Excel) Documents
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Google Earth Layer (kml) East Hartford Map (tif) Hartford - West Hartford Map (tif) Shapefile
 
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Credits
Jack_Dougherty
Project Lead: Aerial Photography Map Interface Design and Development
Jack Dougherty (Trinity College)
Curtis_Denton
Project Management and Interface Design
Curtis Denton (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Cary_Lynch
Project Management and Interface Design
Cary Lynch (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Tom_Bachant
Map Interface Development
Tom Bachant (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
George_Bentley
Shapefile and KML Development
George Bentley (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Michael_Howser
Map Interface Development and Imagery Testing
Michael Howser (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Bill_Miller
Aerial Photography Digitization Project Manager
Bill Miller (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Jon_Pollak
Shapefile and KML Development
Jonathan Pollak (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Benjamin_Spaulding
Developing Dual Map Interface WMS code
Benjamin Spaulding (GIS Doctor)
Josh_Strunk
Aerial Photography Mosaicing and Digitization
Josh Strunk (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)

 

Project Funding
Funding for this project was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the NEH.

 

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