-Slum Clearance Maps and Charts

Maps and Charts Prepared by the Slum Clearance Committee of New York, 1933-34: Together with Maps and Charts of the Land Utilization Committee of the New York Building Congress.

Similar in design to John Snow’s groundbreaking mapping of the cholera epidemic in London in 1854, the Slum Clearance Committee utilized geographic charts to map health and economic data in New York City neighborhoods in the 1930s. The Slum Clearance Committee focused on the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn because prior surveys showed those two boroughs to be most in need of help. This volume has maps on inside front and back covers. Other maps show the flow of population from Manhattan to the other boroughs, reflecting the pattern of growth of New York City. Exhibited are maps showing geographic data about tuberculosis cases in Manhattan in 1929-1931.

Slum Clearance Committee of New York.
Maps and Charts Prepared by the Slum Clearance Committee of New York, 1933-34: Together with Maps and Charts of the Land Utilization Committee of the New York Building Congress.
New York: Slum Clearance Committee, 1934.

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10549784

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Maps and Charts Prepared by the Slum Clearance Committee of New York, 1933-34: Together with Maps and Charts of the Land Utilization Committee of the New York Building Congress. Maps and Charts Prepared by the Slum Clearance Committee of New York, 1933-34: Together with Maps and Charts of the Land Utilization Committee of the New York Building Congress.