Tract 1387

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Westchester, Bakersfield, California, Tract 1387- established in 1948

Westchester was a racially restricted (white only) neighborhood. The covenant reads, article 3, section 1, “No part of property shall be used or occupied or permitted to be occupied by any person not of the white or Caucasian race, except for such persons as are engaged in the bona fide domestic employment of the owner thereof or of those holding under said owner.” Explore interactive map