Detroit Street Map 1898

Detroit street map 1898It is so easy to forget that Detroit used to be so much smaller in land area and more dense in population. I always have to remind myself when I drive across Greenfield Rd. that the area used to be considered a suburb of Detroit, included with Springwells Township, Highland Park, and Hamtramck. This street map from 1898 is a good example of the road density that allowed street railways (carriages pulled by horse) to proliferate.

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