Map of Housing Conditions (City of Newark Community Renewal Program)

This map of "Generalized Environments" in Newark depicts the conditions of buildings in the city in the 1960s. Predominantly white, middle-to-upper class neighborhoods such as Vailsburg, Weequahic, and Forest Hill are seen to be "substantially sound," while predominantly black, poor and working class neighborhoods in the Central Ward are classified as "predominantly blight."  -- Credit: Newark Public Library

This map of “Generalized Environments” in Newark depicts the conditions of buildings in the city in the 1960s. Predominantly white, middle-to-upper class neighborhoods such as Vailsburg, Weequahic, and Forest Hill are seen to be “substantially sound,” while predominantly black, poor and working class neighborhoods in the Central Ward are classified as “predominantly blight.” — Credit: Newark Public Library