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"The Negroes of Xenia, Ohio: A Social Study (1830-1900)." Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor
			
1044       BULLETIN OF THE  BUREAU OF LABOR.
  The above table shows 37 property holders (not including the school
property) with property valued at $40,532.  Taking the assessed value
at one-third for land values and two-thirds for values of improve-
iients, which is according to the method of assessing rural property,
the full value of lands is seen to be $58,446, and of improvements
$31,575, making a total of  $90,021, or an average of $2,433 per prop-
erty holder.   Most of the trade of Wilberforce goes to Xenia.  There
is, however, one grocery store, run by a graduate of Wilberforce
University, which coes most of the retail business of the neighbor-
hood; also a photograph gallery, a butler shop, a creamery,  a restau-
rant, three boarding houses, and connected with the school there is a
printing office, a shoe shop, and a carpentry shop.   The carpenters
from this shop have put up several houses in the neighborhood.  The
district public school situated at Wilberforce is taught by two gradu-
ates of Wilberforce University.  Its enrollment is 35, composed of 17
boys and 18 girls.
  As a result of this study  the conclusion is reached that the condition
of the Negroes of Xenia shows in many ways, though soinetinies but
feebly, a response to the better advantages afforded by this city as
compared with the towns of Sandy Spring and Farmville.  This con-
clusion leads to the inference that the future will see the Negroes
better their condition as their environment becomes better.




			
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"The Negroes of Xenia, Ohio: A Social Study (1830-1900)." Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor

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