Neighborhood Histories

Students explored the history of several older Williamsburg homes through researching properties details on home buying and county property information websites, finding historical census manuscripts to identify 1940 neighborhood characteristics and tracing deed histories at the county clerk's office.

As example of the types of information found by students and the overall history of racial discrimination related to Williamsburg housing, see the following timeline for the College Terrace properties pieced together through sources uncovered by the students:

A Brief History of College Terrace

Click on any orange pushpin on the map below for details on the property and links to the 1940 census manuscript page for the neighborhood. Click on green pushpins for links to racially restrive covenants. Please be patient, the houses on the map may initially take one or two minutes to load.