Historic Maps

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Federal Housing Administration
Residential Sub-Areas, 1937

This map grades sections of DC and its suburbs for value and marketability, using race as a criterion.


FHA-insured housing, Dec. 31, 1936 (NARA)

This map shows existing and planned federally insured housing.

National Capital Housing Authority Properties and Projects, Dec. 1944 (NARA)

This map identifies public housing projects by race. Just two, for whites, were built west of Rock Creek Park.