Old maps provide much information about what was known in times past, as well as the philosophy and cultural basis of the map, which were often much different from modern cartography. Maps are one means by which scientists distribute their ideas and pass them on to future generations.  In researching the history of the Buena Vista Neighborhood, we've found a few interesting old street maps and some amazing old aerial photos. It is recommended that you view them, at least the first time, in chronological order.

Click on a map to enlarge it and read the description.