Map Quest VIII

Our series comes to an end in the 1970s. Here we find some futuristic proposals for the city, and a few specialized maps.

Use this driving time map to help plan your next road trip (circa 1970)!

Use this driving time map to help plan your next road trip (circa 1970)!

This imaginative “Proposed Framework for the Inner City of Detroit Illustrating Form and Space Possibilities” from circa 1970 creates an interesting future that never came to pass. The green swathes mirror today’s emphasis on greenbelts and greenways.

This imaginative “Proposed Framework for the Inner City of Detroit Illustrating Form and Space Possibilities” from circa 1970 creates an interesting future that never came to pass. The green swathes mirror today’s emphasis on greenbelts and greenways.

This informative map from Wayne State University shows concentrations of ethnic groups in Metro Detroit in 1971.

This informative map from Wayne State University shows concentrations of ethnic groups in Metro Detroit in 1971.

Need a map of all the Detroit Public Schools in 1972? We've got it!

Need a map of all the Detroit Public Schools in 1972? We’ve got it!

Belle Isle Park may be run by the State today, but in the past there were plans for it to become one of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. This 1972 map shows some of their proposed redevelopment plans.

Belle Isle Park may be run by the State today, but in the past there were plans for it to become one of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. This 1972 map shows some of their proposed redevelopment plans.

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