Map: Avery Street in Detroit 1921 vs. 2010


(Map by Mark Jones)

SEMCOG City Planner, Mark Jones, submitted this great map mashup of old and new conditions in Detroit:

From 1920 to 2000 Detroit’s neighborhoods have gone through a tremendous transformation. This map shows the change in the central Woodbridge Neighborhood. By overlapping 1921 Sanborn Fire Insurance map building footprints and parcel lines with 2010 aerial, the differences become apparent. Most notably, the high vacancies west of Avery St. and the removal of virtually all garages in the neighborhood.

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