Hough Area

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Hough Community was a site of particular concern for civil rights activists. The maps below chart Hough's transformation over time. The Hough Area is bordered by Superior Avenue at the north, Euclid Ave to the South, East 105th at the east, and 55th at the west. The tract numbers on the map which constitute the Hough community are identified by tracts: 112100, 112400, 112500, 112600, 112800, 112301, 111902, 118602, 118301, 118900. Alternate tract identification includes: R6, R9, and L1-L7.

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Source: Hanson, Paul. (2014). Cleveland's Hough riots of 1966: Ghettoisation and egalitarian (re)inscription. Space and Polity. 18.

The map below demonstrates black population change from 1950 to 1960.

Hough Education Levels 1950 and 1960

Hough Housing, Old and Vacant. Note the change in description to deteriorated. Also note that urban renewal removed many dilapidated homes, but failed to replace housing. As a result, population condensed more and more into older homes.

Unemployment in 1960 and Poverty Rate in 1970