Map: Hastings-Oakland Expressway in Detroit

Oakland-Hastings-Expressway

This map of the proposed location of what we now know as Interstate 75 comes from the Detroit Public Library Digital Collections. I had heard plenty about the expressway razing Paradise Valley and the center of Detroit’s black community along Hastings Street, but never heard the expressway referred to as Hastings-Oakland.

Map of Hastings-Oakland Expressway in Detroit; proposed general location plan Jefferson Ave. to Alexandrine. Label on mount: “Hastings-Oakland Expressway, River to Mack.” Printed on mount: “Produced by Florez Incorporated, Detroit, Mich.”

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