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Zoning Maps of West Hartford, Connecticut, 1924 to present

In 1924, during its early phase of mass suburbanization, West Hartford became the first Connecticut municipality to enact zoning regulations to manage residential, commercial, and industrial land use. This dual-view interactive tool allows users to compare maps from consultant Robert Whitten’s West Hartford Zoning report (1924) to the present. The original report stated that West Hartford’s primary function was to serve the housing needs of “all classes and all grades of economic ability. . .[including] factory workers, office employees, and the various business and professional groups” who work in Hartford. But it also separated town residents by wealth and excluded others who could not afford to live there. Zoning policies created residential districts with minimum lot sizes to promote more expensive single-family homes, thus making multi-family housing “uneconomic” to build, without expressly prohibiting it. Read more and share your comments at On The Line.

To send web visitors to any Connecticut location on this map, create a URL link in this format:

http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/dualcontrol_zoning_westhartford.html?lat=41.76&long=-72.701&layerA=1988&zoom=15

To identify any latitude and longitude in a Google Map, right-click on a point, select “What’s Here?” and see results in the search box.

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Sources How to Cite

Whitten, Robert Harvey. West Hartford Zoning: Report to the Zoning Commission on the Zoning of West Hartford. West Hartford, Conn: Zoning Commission, 1924 (courtesy of the Connecticut State Library).

Zoning maps, 1930, 1951, 1960, 1970, 1988, Town of West Hartford, Connecticut (with assistance from Jeffrey Roller).

 

APA 6th Edition
University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. (2012). Zoning Maps of West Hartford, Connecticut, 1924 to Present.. Retrieved from http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/dualcontrol_zoning_westhartford.html.
Chicago 16th edition [author-date]
University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. 2012. "Zoning Maps of West Hartford, Connecticut, 1924 to Present." Accessed Jun 20. http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/dualcontrol_zoning_westhartford.html.
MLA 7th edition
"Zoning Maps of West Hartford, Connecticut, 1924 to Present." University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC . Web. 20 Jun. 2012. <http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/otl/dualcontrol_zoning_westhartford.html>.

 

 
Documents
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1988 West Hartford Zoning Map (tif) 1970 West Hartford Zoning Map (tif) 1960 West Hartford Zoning Map (tif) 1951 West Hartford Zoning Map (tif) 1930 West Hartford Zoning Map (tif) 1924 West Hartford Zoning Map (tif)
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Credits
Jack_Dougherty
Project Lead: 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)
Katie_Campbell
Document Research and Zoning Map Digitization
Jeffrey Roller (Town of West Hartford)
Michael_Howser
Map Interface Development and Testing
Michael Howser (Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC)
Benjamin_Spaulding
Developing Map Interface Code
Benjamin Spaulding (GIS Doctor)
Josh_Strunk
Georeferencing and KML Development
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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