Maps Added to KCHistory

Last modified: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

The Kansas City Public Library and Missouri Valley Special Collections are proud to announce the addition of 34 newly scanned maps to KCHistory.org. The maps range in date from the 1880s through the 1960s and reflect a wide variety of interests. There are zoning maps, school district boundary maps, public transit maps, geological maps, and road maps. Taken together, they demonstrate tremendous changes to our built environment and boundaries since the city’s humble beginnings as a riverboat landing for Westport merchants.


Maps ready for scanning.
 
 
Three large property maps published in 1880, 1887 and 1909 will be of interest to researchers seeking to learn more about early real estate develpment and property holdings in Kansas City and Jackson County.
 
The 1880 Map of the City of Kansas showcases the growth of the city away from the river three decades after the townsite's incorporation. Note the large island that once existed in the Missouri River near Kaw Point. The rapid development of the Stockyards industry in the West Bottoms is also apparent.  

The 1887 Edwards’ Map of Jackson County, Missouri, depicts a larger area than its 1880 counterpart, showing property ownership information south and east to the borders of Cass and Johnson counties. Adding to its research appeal, the mapmakers extended their scope north of the river, displaying the southernmost portions of Clay and Ray counties.
 

Lastly, the 1909 Map of Jackson County, Missouri, limites its coverage south of the river, but still provides incredibly detailed property ownership informtion.
 

In addition to their research value, these property maps were selected for scanning due to severe preservation concerns. Making the digital versions available to the public will allow us to store them away safely and ensure their survival well into the future.
 

Title 

Date 

Map of the City of Kansas - Jackson County, Missouri 

1880 

Edwards' Map of Jackson Co., Missouri 

1887 

Map of Jackson County, Missouri 

1909 

Geological Map of Kansas City, Missouri 

1917 

Kansas City Metropolitan Area 

1927 

School Districts of Kansas City, Missouri 

1930 

Section of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri 

1931 

Historical Landmarks, Trails & Monuments in and around Kansas City, Missouri 

1938 

Pocket Map of Greater Kansas City 

1940 ca. 

Official Map of Greater Kansas City 

1942 

Transportation Map and Guide of Greater Kansas City 

1951 

Transportation Map and Guide of Greater Kansas City 

1954 

Kansas City, Missouri School Districts 

1956 

Zoning Map of Kansas City, Missouri 

1956 

Greater Kansas City 

1957 

Kansas City Metropolitan Area: Tour with Cities Service 

1957 

Kansas City, Missouri School District 

1958 

Board of Election Commissioners, Kansas City, MO 

1960 

Kansas City and Vicinity 

1960 

Kansas City Metropolitan Area 

1960 

Metropolitan Kansas City 

1960 

Metropolitan Kansas City 

1960 

The Downtown Industrial Park 

1961 

Kansas City and Vicinity 

1961 

Map of Greater Kansas City 

1961 

Greater Kansas City 

1961 ca. 

Kansas City 

1962 

Kansas City and Vicinity 

1962 

Kansas City Metropolitan Area: For People Going Places 

1962 

Kansas City, Kans.-Mo. Street Map 

1964 

Map of Grounds, Kansas City Municipal Farm 

1964 

Kansas City Municipal Farm 

1967 

Historic Old Westport 

n.d. 

Geologic Cross Sections of Kansas City and Jackson County 

n.d.