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The Growth of Wilmette:  Geological formative data 
TextImage  Sep 1949,   Map showing geological formation of Wilmette from glacial moraines remaining after the Great Ice Age
The Growth of Wilmette:  Government survey of 1818 and Map of the Area's Drainage System 
TextImage  Aug 1949,   Map adapted from original survey in 1818 and a resurvey, 1837-1839
The Growth of Wilmette: Lake Chicago's Changes That Developed the Wilmette Area 
TextImage  September 1949,   How "Lake Chicago" was filled in to form the shore line of Lake MIchigan. Shows the several stages wherein, due to the prevailing North East South West lake current, the spoil from the wave action on the North Shore Bluffs was gradually deposited to the South, making Chicago's land.
The Growth of Wilmette: Map from a survey made in 1840 
TextImage  1949,   Map derived from a survey made in 1840 by William Milburn of St. Louis, Mo. Map is in the Engineering Dept. Evanston City Hall.
The Growth of Wilmette: Maps of Indian and Pioneer Days 
TextImage  Sep 1949,   Three small maps showing changes in Wilmette from 1804-1852.
The Growth of Wilmette: additions and annexations, 1883-1911 
ImageText    Small maps showing area in 1883-1911 including 1883-1886 ; 1889-1890; 1906-1911. Lake Michigan; Gage's Pier; Gage's Addition 1886; Cty. Annexation 1883; Paull's Addition 1889' Paul's Addition; 1890; Llewellyn Park or Hillville; Accrued Beach due to Park and Pier line of 1872; Line of 1947;...
The Growth of Wilmette: original plat incorporation-additions--Gross Point, 1869-1874 
ImageText  Sep 1947,   Map covers development from 1869-1874. Shows original plat of survey 1869; Wilmette as incorporated, Sept. 19, 1872; and Wilson's addition and Gross Point 1874. Approximate Bluff line of reservation survey, 1829; North Ave. now Emwood Ave.; Elm St. now Fifteenth St.; Division St. now eighth St.;...
The Growth of Wilmette: map of Ouilmette's reservation and its subdivisions, 1829-1842 
ImageText  1949,   Map shows developments from 1829-1842. The fourth article of the Treaty of Prarie du Chien, 29th of July, 1829 granted to Archange Ouilmette, a Potawatamie woman, wife of Antoine Ouilmette, for herself and children, two sections of land. Survey of 1280 acres of land two sections; Now Elmwood Ave.;...
Gage's Addition to the Village of Wilmette used in the 1870s 
ImageText  26 Nov 1947,   Map of Wilmette in the 1870s. The map shows east and west alleys south of North Avenue. The original plan had north and south alleys. Wilmette Village; Gage's Addition to the Village of WIlmette used in the 1870's scale 1" = 500'; Nothe that this map shows East and West Alleys south of North...
Plan of the original Wilmette village 
ImageText  16 Nov 1947,   Wilmette Village a subdivision of the W.63.55 chs. of N. sec. of Ouilmette Reservation T.42N R.13 E. Early street map of Wilmette from Division St. (aka 8th St.) to West (aka Park) showing former street names. Adaptation of engraving by Louis Helke & Co. Lands of H. A. Dingee yet to be added....
New Trier Township in 1850 
TextImage  1947,   Map showing shoreline and locations of early landmarks. Mark includes image of Winnetka Historical Society seal. Turnbull Farm; 21 Mile House; Dietrich Cabin; Cob Property; Gormley Farm; Green Bay Trail; Tailor's port; Taylor's Pier; Beinlich Farm; Settlers from Old Trier; Skokie Marshes;...
The Growth of Wilmette: Changes in the lake front 
TextImage  September 1949,   Map of Wilmette, Illinois, showing changes that have occurred in the historical shore line of Lake Michigan to 1949. Also records former and present names of streets, and locations of old structures.
Wilmette Village a Subdivision of the W.63.55 CHS of N. Sec. of Ouilmette Reservation T.42 N.R. 13 E. 
Image    Shows location of discontinued street names: West Ave., James St., George St., Charles St. West Railroad Ave., East Railroad Ave., South Ave, Depot Place, Gage St. William St., John St., Alexander St. Henry St., North Ave., Division St. Also the 40 feet N. of and adjoining the centre of North Ave....
Map of Gross Point, Illinois 
TextImage  1920,   Three maps taped together showing Gross Point and Wilmette. Scanned image shows only portion containing Gross Point, Illinois. Map shows some former street names.
Survey of a subdivision made by John A. Westerfield, surveyor 
ImageText  4 Nov 1890,   Hand drawn survey of Wilmette. Green wash color on part of the map. D2500B File 2649; [stamped] Stanley K. Gage, 105 N. Clark St., Room 709, Chicago, Ill. [handwritten in ink] I hereby certify that I have made Survey of that portion of the South 25 acres of the North East 1/4 of the South East...
Hand drawn map No Man's Land 
ImageText  15 Dec 1932,   No Man's Land Residents' names written in ink. No Man's Land annexed to Wilmette, Illinois, in 1942. On reverse in pencil: H.S. Marshall, 231 So. LaSalle [Annotations] [Lakefront property owners] Vista del Lago; Jno. P. Gage deceased; Breakers Beach; Ashael, Jno. S. and Victor are bros.; Gage,...
Pictorial map of Wilmette 
ImageText  1950,   Pictorial map of Wilmette, Illinois, historical sites in blue and shades of rose.
Two sided map of Wilmette by Augustus N. Gage 
ImageText  1885,  
1940 U.S. Census Enumeration District Map of New Trier Township 
ImageText  1940,   Map showing 1940 Census enumeration districts in New Trier Township. Map includes the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe and part of Northfield. Map obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration website.
The Village of Wilmette Points of Historical Interest 
ImageText  1953,   Map of Wilmette with numbered dots showing location of historical places in Wilmette. Former and current street names used side-by-side. 1 Alexander McDaniel's Home, 2 First Log School House 1845, 3 Indian Trail Tree bronze plaque, 4 Hillville or Llewelyn Park station 1845, 5 Stebbins Taven 1837,...
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Collection of maps of Wilmette, Illinois