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Undesign the Redline

Exhibit open through Oct. 31

The exhibit is accessible when Roesh Library is open. See our calendar

Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery, first floor

See the UnDesign the Redline site for related events.


Used as a  tool for mortgage lenders in the 1930s, redlining maps graphically characterized the economic direction of neighborhoods in the city, using residents’ ethnicities and nationalities as criteria. Effects are felt to this day.

Dayton, Ohio, 1940. To connect to the interactive version, click on the map below or visit the University of Richmond’s Mapping Inequality project.

1940 HOLC map of Dayton, Ohio

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