Map: Detroit Eastside Evolution 1876-1925


Thanks to images posted by member of DetroitYes these images show the evolution of the Eastside of Detroit from rural and uninhabited to at one point becoming home to the Detroit Municipal Airport in 1925. The one piece that never changes is the location of Windmill Point Lighthouse.

Another interesting change to watch is the changes to the Conner Creek from a wide-mouthed creek to a diagonal waterway until it was finally covered over to serve as a covered sewer drain.

The most evident change between 1876 and 1925 is a natural and flowing landscape to a rigid, grid of a growing major city.

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