Map of the City of Evanston


Scarce postwar pocket map of Evanston, Illinois and Northwestern University.

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In the first quarter of the 20th century, the city of Evanston’s population grew by over 70%, prompted by transit access to Chicago and a local real estate boom. This map of the northern suburb, issued shortly after World War II, shows the recent period of expansion with transportation routes, numerous schools, and parks. The bottom of the sheet contains a comprehensive street index, while an official map of the North Shore suburbs is included on the inside of the front cover.

The verso of the map contains a simple pictorial map of Northwestern University along the shore of Lake Michigan. Buildings are individually illustrated and labeled with an accompanying list of men’s and women’s residences on campus.

Published in Evanston in 1948 by Joboul Publishing Company.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1948

Author: Joboul Publishing Company

Sheet Width (in): 16.75

Sheet Height (in): 21.75

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Pocket map with creasing and wear along former fold lines, creased corners, and visible wear on the original yellow paper covers. A few small edge tears and some old scribbles on the front cover. Remains in good to very good condition overall.


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