A Community History Using Old Maps


Skokie Historical Society

Chicago Neighborhood History Project

Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of

Cartography at the Newberry Library

About the Project

1. The Niles Township Area: Natural Vegetation

2. The Chicago Region:

Finley Map Detail, 1831

3. Northeast Cook County: From the Rees Map, 1851

4. Niles Township:

Rees Map Detail, 1851

5. Niles Township:

From the Flower Map, 1861

6. Northeast Cook County: From the Illinois Atlas, 1876

7. Northeast Cook County: Railway Map Detail, 1879

8. Northeast Cook County: From a Rand, McNally Map, 1882

9. Niles Township:

From Snyder’s Real

Estate Map, 1886

10. The Four Mile Limit,

c. 1893

11. An Early Highway Map: Detail from a Road Map, 1915

12. Niles Center:

Aerial Photograph,

c. 1925

13. Niles Center:

Subdivision, c. 1925

14. Niles Township:

From the Geological Quadrangles,


15. Skokie Aerial

Photograph, c. 1938

16. Skokie Aerial

Photograph, c. 1964


Skokie: the pattern of settlement in the 1830's


Skokie: the pattern of settlement

in 1984


The Chicago Neighborhood History Project is Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Skokie Public Library

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