Webster’s Map of West Chicago DuPage County, Illinois

$175.00

Detailed real estate map of a west Chicago suburb from the late 1920’s.

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Description

This real estate map of West Chicago, Illinois was published in the late 1920’s (based on given population) and is attributed to Arthur L. Webster. It shows the area from Harrison Avenue to National Street and Sunset Avenue to the far eastern corporation lines.

The legend includes nearly 100 symbols identifying each subdivision within the city limits. Transportation routes, parks, schools and owners of large parcels of land are labeled individually while the negative space is filled with an interesting mix of contemporary advertisements.

The cartographer, Arthur Webster, was a resident of the area who worked variously as a railroad engineer, county surveyor, and real estate agent. He was a driving force behind the increasing connectivity between Chicago and its western suburbs in the first decades of the 20th century. Blank on verso.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1929

Author: Arthur Webster

Sheet Width (in): 23.90

Sheet Height (in): 23.90

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Near fine condition, save for some faint wear and creasing along fold lines and a few small spots of foxing visible across the top of the sheet.

$175.00

1 in stock