Monday, December 14, 2015
Revisiting the Brooklyn HOLC Map (1938)
Home Owners' Loan Corporation Map, 1938
(NARA II RG 195 Entry 39 Folder “Brooklyn (Kings Co.)” Box 58) (Urban Oasis)
A couple of years ago I spent time exploring the 1938 Home Owners' Loan Corporation map of Brooklyn, which divided the borough's housing stock by graded levels of lending "security." An infamous redlining map. I was looking at it again today. I should have put the map right there in the earlier post, but instead I only linked to it. Here it is now. You can enlarge it & examine it in a better resolution right here.
Update (2018). As you can see, the links to the HOLC maps now appear to be broken. If anyone can suggest new ones, I'd be grateful.