Albert Hinds Walking Tour – Princeton Historical Society

Princeton, New Jersey’s African-American community has lived along Witherspoon and John Streets for as long as it has existed. When the area around the Nassau Hotel was redeveloped as Palmer Square in the 1920s, the residents (almost entirely black) were forced to move away from the commercial center and the fundamental geography of the town changed. I wanted to feature this signal change in the town by showing “before” and “after” street alignments, without making it hard to navigate on foot past the 40 historical points of interest in the district. And this needed to be done in a one-color map, as it was liable to be printed on a laser printer or photocopied. The result is a map that clearly and simply lays out the modern geography, while letting people understand the changes that the town has undergone.

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