Listen To Professor Robert Allen Talk About North Carolina Downtowns

UNC’s Dr. Robert Allen was recently featured on WUNC’s The State of Things. In the interview Dr. Allen talks about “Main Street, Carolina,” a digital project that “uses sophisticated maps and statistics to create a database of towns and cities throughout North Carolina during the 20th century. It’s designed so that schools, libraries, businesses and individuals can have more detailed access to community history.”

The project used many different resources from Wilson Library, including many of the North Carolina Collection’s Sanborn fire insurance maps, city directories, and other local history resources.

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