Map of Delmar


Scarce turn of the century development plan for Delmar subdivision in Lakewood, outside of Cleveland.

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Much of the early settlement and development of the Midwest was focused on waterfront property alongside navigable rivers and the Great Lakes. This map represents a continuation of that trend, but for residential rather than industrial or commercial purposes. As seen in an inset in the upper left and explanatory text at the bottom of the page, Delmar is a subdivision of Lakewood (itself a suburb of Cleveland) in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

The map is oriented with east at the top; so Lake Erie can be seen on the right side, with Detroit Street (and its electric car line) forming the border on the left. Also included on the map is a profile diagram of Clifton Boulevard – a 120 ft. wide street bracketed by streetcars and shade trees, both of which are highly desirable elements of a residential neighborhood in the early 20th century. Although sparse in detail, this map is an excellent example of early real estate development plans.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1901

Author: Van de Boe, Hager & Co.

Sheet Width (in): 33.75

Sheet Height (in): 16

Condition: B-

Condition Description: The map is in fair condition, with soiling along the right and left outer edges. Minor crease wear is evident, and several tears have been repaired on verso.