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North Mulberry-Oregon Street Neighborhood, 113-135 North Mulberry Street, 214-218 Oregon Stre, Georgetown, Scott County, KY



Item Title
North Mulberry-Oregon Street Neighborhood, 113-135 North Mulberry Street, 214-218 Oregon Stre, Georgetown, Scott County, KY

Location
214-218 Oregon Stre, Georgetown, KY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KY-215
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Significance: The North Mulberry/Oregon Street neighborhood is an example of a late 19th-early 20th century, African-American, working-class residential area in a small city in the Upper South. It is representative of a type of racially segregated neighborhood that developed after the Civil War; however, it is somewhat atypical of such residential developments because it was not built until after 1895 and it consisted mainly of rental properties rather than predominantly owner-occupied houses. Thus its development relates to the repressive political, economic and social climate of the 1890s and early 1900s that severely hampered African-American attempts to acquire, maintain and retain their own property, hold good jobs and function as fully enfranchised citizens in American society.

Subjects
African Americans
Domestic Life
Real Estate Development


Related Names
Georgetown Urban Renewal & Community Development A


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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