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Welcome! is simply a website to gather together links to various historic maps of Chicago. The Historic maps and Thematic maps pages will link directly to specific maps. Additional collections, including some that don't allow direct linking, can be found on the Sources and links page. Chicago map stories is a look at some 50 historic Chicago maps and the interesting stories they tell. is a labor of love by Dennis McClendon at Chicago CartoGraphics.

Two small connected sites:
Chicago Streetcars
Chicago Bridges

Know of a group that might be interested in an illustrated talk about these subjects. Dennis McClendon is available as a guest speaker.