Are Historic Districts a new variation to Restrictive Covenants?

Historic Wallingford’s recommended historic district boundaries
the proposed historic district overlaid on the zoning map (yellow = single family zoning)
WCC proposed contraction of Urban Village to exclude single family zones
Census Tract map, OPCD
google street view inside the proposed historic district
google earth images of munich, same distance from city center as wallingford

“The maps suggest little difference in the demography of Wallingford, where no covenants have been located, from the demography of Ballard, Loyal Heights, and Greenlake, where they were common. This reemphasizes the point that social enforcement of segregation was every bit as important as legally enforcing deed restrictions.”

Significant Buildings identified in 1976 study of Wallingford— just 15 are houses.



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