Monday, March 15, 2010

Social Survey of North Madison Ward, Richmond, VA, Oct. 1919

Social Survey of North Madison Ward, Richmond, VA, Oct. 1919 is another new acquisition to Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell library, VCU Libraries. The 54-page document undertaken by Broad Street Methodist Church contains maps, photographs, and tables documenting this area of the city: "South, the James River; North, Shockoe Valley; East, Twelfth Street;, West, First Street."  

This survey of the North Madison Ward neighborhood provides a detailed look at the ethnicity of the area (whites, blacks, Jews, Irish, Italian, etc.) and also looked in detail as to the "probable continuation of the encroachment of the colored people on the territory now occupied by whites."

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Map of North Madison Ward, Richmond, Va, 1919 -
the black areas showing where African Americans were living and working.

-- R. Bonis


Anonymous said...

this is actually a combanation of jackson and monroe wards

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm an African American and I just started to research my family on Amazingly I have been able to trace many relatives even as far back as 1859. One relative and family lived in the Madison Ward area I even have an address if anyone has pictures of this are please let me know. My mom is 72 years old and I wanted to make a book for her as a gift with as much info as I can get she loves telling me about relatives of old. My email is You can also reach me on my cell 804-869-4108 thanks for any help I can get