14 Clarifying remarks
Instructions to assessors: Under clarifying remarks add pertinent facts of information not covered in previous items with the following especially in mind: a. whenever the adjoining security areas are more than one grade apart, justify and explain. b. Be sure to explain gradations of security values within the area i.e. "high" or "low" yellow. c. For neighborhoods which are mixed as to types of property and the typical case does not adequately present the picture, explain here. This pertains to items 6 & 7, especially d. In case of wage-earner neighborhoods, it is helpful to know where they work, how far they have to go, transportation time, methods and cost.
- A1 Laburnum Park: The most actively developing area within the city limits
- A3 Hampton Garden and Tuckahoe:
- A5 Windsor Farms: Toward the river front there are a number of homes worth $50,000 and upward. One home in Rotheay sold at $85,000. On one a life insurance company owns a mortgage at $30,000.
- A6 Westover Hills: Most highly desirable like A-5; but less costly homes are permitted under the restrictions then in A-5.
- A7: Small fine area well restricted.
- B2 West Hampton:
- B4: New area. Probably not over 50 houses built.
- B5 West End: This area has everything from abandoned homes at one time worth $100,000, to small homes worth $5,000. There are any number of apartment buildings anywhere from 3-family to 12-family apartments; will not sell on less than 25% gross return.
- B7: Area probably should be in yellow because while there are homes there up to $100,000, there would be no one to sell them to except at sacrifice.
- B8 Westover Hills:
- B9 Forest Hills: Same description as B8, but for higher percentage of frames and wide range of prices-age range older.
- B10 Woodland Heights:
- B12 Brookdale:
- B12.5 Belleview Park & Belleview Court: Nearly a green area.
- B13 Genter Park:
- B14 Barton Heights:
- C1 Dunreath: No activity toward promotion. Not more than 25 homes. No realty activity in 6 or 7 years.
- C2 The Fan: This area, though seemingly most desirable, is in conversion to rental. Owners are moving west. Along Monument Avenue on both sides for 30 years has been concentrated the culture and wealth of Richmond. The peak has passed. Though this is a boulevard with a parked center and monuments to Confederate celebrities at important intersections, the offspring of these homes are moving west and 40% of reproduction cost would be hazardous in the event of acquisition. Too many three-story houses, high sellings, high hauling costs, obsolete. High reproduction costs. There are 2, 5, 12 and 20 family apartment bulidings. Hospital, churches, schools, big homes being converted to apartments.
- C3 Willam Byrd Park: Easternmost limits of north of the park are $6,000 to $8,000 bricks; balance small frame bungalows called "chicken coops".
- C4: This area is yellow, largely because the school for white children is in the negro area, D-8, and because the negroes of D-8 pass back and forth for access to the William Byrd Park which lies to the west. For this reason losses on properties are being taken. Southeastermost cheap bungalows
- C7: Respectable people but homes are too near negro area D2
- C8: Probably 75% of the houses are stucco-entirely out of favor in Richmond.
- C9 Barton Heights: Probably 75% of houses are stucco. Entirely out of favor in Richmond.
- C10: West side formerly Barton Heights. East side formerly HIghland Park. Large undeveloped ravine between.
- C11 Highland Park:
- C12: Inhabited by employees of CAO Railroad shops. Area declining.
- C13 Montrose Heights: Inhabitants are employees of CAO Railroad shops. Area declining.
- C14 National Heights: Inhabitants are employees of CAO Railroad shops. Area declining.
- D1: Population decreasing because of demolition to save taxes.
- D3: Mostly woods and bushes-practically no homes.
- D4: Same as Oak Park, D3.
- D6 Church Hill:
- D7 Fulton:
- D8: Negroes crowded out of D-1 are crowding white men out of the aged and obsolete structures of D-8.
- D9 Riverview: Practically undeveloped and inaccessible; probably will develop "Red D". Vacant land.
- D11 South Richmond: