Author: James Abbe


“Charlottesville Slum Has Rural Atmosphere”

This article from the June 19, 1966, issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch describes reaction to urban renewal efforts in the majority-Black Garrett Street area of Charlottesville. The Charlottesville Housing and Redevelopment Authority proposed to destroy the neighborhood’s existing homes and relocate residents to a new public housing complex. Although residents voted against this proposed relocation site, the city eventually razed Garrett Street in 1973.