Map Quest VI
It appears that maps became even more abundant for city planning uses in the 1950s when the profession of urban planning rose in importance and master plans became popular. In addition, here are also some other great maps from that period in time.
This composite plan of recreation sites prepared by the Department of Parks and Recreation and City Plan Commission 1950. It shows existing and proposed recreation sites.
Kelvinator is home appliance manufacturer founded in Detroit in 1914. This 1951 map identifies twenty two Kelvinator owned and licensed plants around the world, including those in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
The Detroit Metropolitan Area Traffic Study produced this map in 1955 charting “trip desire”. This means it shows where the most popular destinations are for all vehicle trips within the metropolitan area.
In 1956 plans were being finalized for the construction of the Chrysler Freeway (I-75) in Detroit. This photo of a map shows two proposed routes for the expressway, comparing the assessed land values south of Six Mile Road.
There were only six Huron–Clinton Metroparks in southeastern Michigan in 1959, while today there are thirteen.