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Baltimore Urban Renewal & Housing Authority (BURHA)

Partially digitized collection of archival documents held in Langsdale Library Special Collections


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Series X. Urban Renewal Projects

Box 1.
Baltimore Model Cities Neighborhood: part 1, part 2
BURHA’s Means of Research Monographs -1964
Committee Recommendation of Sanitation Flyer
Demonstration Cities-1966
Economic Growth Forecast of Baltimore-1964
General Development Plan
Organization for Code Enforcement
Physical Environment of the City-1965
A Plan for Action: part 1, part 2, part 3
Program Planning
Recent Population Changes-1964
5704 Roland Ave. Construction Contract, 1957
This Is Urban Renewal-1967

Box 2.
Business Relocation Progress Reports
Industrial Activities-1965
Inventory of Retail Business Centers-1965: part 1, part 2
Older Community Shopping Center-1965
Shopping Center Socio-Economic Data-1965

Box 3.
Businesses Located in Charles Center, Area 13
Businesses Located in Charles Center-1st Acquisition Stage-1960
Capital Grant (Charles Center) MD R-11, 1967
Review of Charles Center Proposal-1958
Tables of Unsold Lots-Charles Center Project
Urban Renewal Plan-February 20, 1959
Urban Renewal Plans, 1959

Box 4.
Housing Resources/Market: Assessment-1965: part 1, part 2
Housing Resources/Market: Assessment 1965
Housing Market Analysis for Renewal-1965
Inventory of Residential Blight-1964
Community Renewal Program, 1966-1980
Displacement and Relocation, Past and Future
Displacement of Households-1962-67
Excerpts from Housing Progress Report -1961
Families Displaced from Area 3-C
Family Income and Current Consumption-1965
Housing Consortium-1968
Housing Market Analysis for Renewal-1964
Baltimore’s Housing Situation-1960
Measurement of Residential Blight
Organization for Housing and Community Development-1967
Proposed Sites for Public Housing, 1965
Public Housing-1967
Relocation Costs in Federal-AIO Highway Projects
Rent/Housing Conditions by Race-1960
“Types of Families Living in Baltimore’s Low Rent Projects” 1951-1964
Urban Renewal and Public Housing Projects 1961-62  
Vacant Residential Structure Inventory-1965
Welcome to your Home-1967
White/Nonwhite Household Characteristics-1960
Workable Program for Community Improvement: part 1, part 2

Box 5. Gay Street
Meeting Minutes, June 18, 1965
Maps, Land uses, etc.
People and Houses Gay Street Project- 1966
Policy on Planning Objectives For First Urban Renewal Project
Gay Street 1: Renewal Plan, 1967
The Residents... Their Characteristics - Houses - Needs - Attitudes: Gay Street 1
Gay Street urban Renewal, 1964-1966

Box 6. Harlem Park
Application for Capital Grant: part 1, part 2
Capital Grant (Harlem Park) MD R-6, 1967
A Demonstration of Rehabilitation: Harlem Park, Baltimore, MD - 1965
Federal Housing Administration
Harlem Park- 1955
Harlem Park- 1960
Harlem Park Community School Center
Harlem Park- Its People and Their Homes- 1959
Harlem Park- Neighborhood Council:part 1, part 2, part 3
Harlem Park School Site - 1959
Urban Renewal 314 Inner Block Application - Harlem Park
Urban Renewal 314 Inner Block Application - Harlem Park
Residential Rehabilitation
Harlem Square Area - 1956
Urban Renewal Plan - 1958

Urban Renewal in Harlem Park - 1959
Urban Renewal in Harlem Park, II - 1959
Urban Renewal in Harlem Park, II - 1960
Used House Program: Harlem Park-1965

Box 7. Mount Royal
Application for Capital Grant - Mount Royal Plaza, March 10, 1966
Capital Grant (Mount Royal Plaza) MD 1-3, 1967
The Displacement of Small Businesses From a Slum Clearance Area: The Experience in Mt. Royal Plaza, June 1959
Mount Royal- Fremont Information Bulletin, July 1962-Nov. 1965
A Guide to the History of the Mount Royal and Harlem Park Areas-Wilbur H. Hunter, Jr.
League of Woman Voters of Baltimore
Mt. Royal Democratic Club
Mt. Royal-Fremont Area Council
Mount Royal-Fremont Area Directory
Mount Royal Fremont Project- 1961
Project I- Mount Royal- Fremont Urban Renewal - 1957
Mount Royal Program - 1954
Mount Royal-Protective Association - 1953
Mount Royal-Recreation Study Committee, 1954
Neighborhood Rehabilitation in the Mount Royal Area
Open Occupancy in Mt. Royal- Fremont
Project I- Mount Royal- Fremont Urban Renewal Area
Mount Royal Fremont Area Relocation Project
The Residents of Mount Royal Fremont Urban Renewal Area
Summary of the General Neighborhood Renewal Plan- Mount Royal - Fremont
Urban Renewal Plan- Project I- MD R12
Urban Renewal Plan- Project I- Mount Royal Fremont Area

Box 8. Mount Vernon
Renewal of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Plan
Renewal Plan- Mount Vernon [Project R15] Nov. 25,1963

Mount Vernon II- A Tentative Plan for Its Renewal
Mount Vernon Area - Aged
Capital Grant- Mount Vernon [Project R15] 1967
Mount Vernon Area - General 

Box 9. Mount Winans
Social/Economic Problems of Families in Mount Winans, 1968
People of Mount Winans

Box 10. Madison Park
Madison Park North - Lots 13 & 14: part 1, part 2
Madison Park North and Its Surroundings
Madison Park South Capital Grant, MD R-12, 1967
Madison Park North Capital Grant, MD R-13, 1967