Ann Arbor, Michigan

Historic Maps Project


The Ann Arbor Historic Map Project is an attempt to tell the history of Ann Arbor and its citizens using various technologies.  It is our hope that this approach of telling the Ann Arbor story will provide an insight into how our community evolved over the years and celebrate those citizens that built the town we all enjoy today.

The historic maps are from the Clark Map Library in the Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan.

With thanks to Map Librarian, Tim Utter, and his staff for their dedicated assistance to this project. To Nathan Korth, a student in Computer Science & Engineering, who developed the program and Dan Fessahasian who provides the essential IT assistance. The project was conceived, researched, and documented by Anne Duderstadt.

There are nine historic maps.  Click on the date above to access information about each map.

To access the Ann Arbor Historic Map Program

Click the date of a map on the right.  The + button will enlarge the map.   Dragging the cursor slightly on the map will reveal a number of buildings colored in blue. Clicking on any building that is highlighted in blue will reveal a photo, if available, and a short history of the building.