Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lot Research Update

Just a quick update on the town lot research. The way the data are falling out, it looks like we will have two, and possibly three subsets: the original lots and owners, lots and owners from the mid-18th century through the 1870s, and lots and tenants for the 1880s through the present.

It looks like ownership consolidated into relatively few hands during the 1880s and that pattern continued into the 20th century. Until we get most of the deed data into the database and start analyzing them, I can't be more specific. Hopefully, we will be able to link all of the deeds to specific lots for the entire period of 1724 (Chandlers Town lotting) to the present, despite radical changes in the configuration of lots.


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