20 April, 2009

1938 Aerial Map / Photo of Our Town, Illinois--Find Your Town

Came across a nifty site today: historicaerials.com, which has current and vintage aerial photo maps of various regions across the U.S., searchable by street address. Although the resolution is pretty horrible, even for the modern images, it does provide a glimpse of how an area changes over the decades. The 1938 aerial photo of our block shows the gigantic greenhouses that I knew were across the street, based on the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Our house, however, is just a grainy blob, and I can't see any sort of detail.

2 comments:

Hapi said...

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Amalie said...

That's awesome-- however, it's not awesome that the aerials of our area start in 2003. Boooo. I wanted vintage shots of the neighborhood!