Map: Baist’s Property Atlas of Detroit


This is a section of “Baists property atlas of the city of Detroit, Michigan” from the DPL Digital Collections Burton Historical Collection. Property data had to be compiled from official records, private land claims, and land surveys.

For Detroit, this atlas took up 3 very large bound volumes in 1896. I can’t imagine how many volumes would be needed today.

One thought on “Map: Baist’s Property Atlas of Detroit

  1. Can’t track the development date of house at what is now known as 1286 McClellan in Detroit. Suspect that it might pre date 1880. Any insight would be most helpful.

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