The Growth of Wilmette: Changes in the lake front

Henderson, Charles Clinton, Cartographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
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.
Place of Publication:
Wilmette, Illinois
Date of Original:
September 1949
Local identifier:
Maps 1.12
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Gage's Pier, Chestnut 6th Sixth Ave. Ashland Ave. 5th Fifth Ave. Greenwood Ave. 4th Fourth Ave. Elmwood Ave. North Ave. Forest Ave. Lake Avenue Washington Ave. Central Ave. Greenleaf Ave. Depot Pl., Place Linden Avenue Laurel Avenue Michigan St. Maple Ave. Hill St. Eighth Street 8th Street Division St. Seventh St. 7th St. Grove St. Sixth Street 6th St. First Street 1st St. Fifth Street 5th St. Second Street 2nd St. Fourth Street 4th St. Third Street 3rd St. Michigan Avenue Sheridan Road State Street Baha'i Temple 1921 Joel C. Stebbins Tavern 1837-8 Wilmette Harbor 1908 Washington Park Pier Bowl Antoine Ouilmette Cabin 1829 Westerfield's pickle factory, Westerfield's vinegar factory washed out by waves bathing beach beach house water works 1934 Approximate bluff line, Ouilmette reservation survey 1829 Bluff line in 1890= water line Line of beach in 1947 Gage's Pier The Big Ditch extended south to the North Branch of the Chicago

River at Bowmanville, built approximately 1880 Alexander McDaniel First log school house 1845 Cook Cty. County Sanitary District North Shore Canal built from

1906 to 1910 C.H.S. & M.R.R. 1899 Llewellyn Park or Hillville station Elevated terminal 1912

The Growth of Wilmette: Changes in the lake front
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