This old map of Azusa, California was published in 1887 by E.S. Moore, an artist from Delaware who traveled California creating maps that captured the early years of Coronado Beach, San Jacinto, and other Los Angeles suburbs.

In 1887, Los Angeles banker Jonathan S. Slauson incorporated the Azusa Land and Water Company and laid out the original design of Azusa after acquiring the land as part of a debt settlement. This “bird’s eye view” was most likely used by Slauson to sell the initial lots of the town.

The map shows a bird’s eye view of the original layout of Azusa before it officially became a city in 1898. Landmarks include Hotel Azusa, the Atchinson, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway railway station, and a simple grid of streets dotted with the homes of less than 500 people.

This historic map of Azusa , CA has been restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the map are available here.

Bird’s Eye View of Azusa, California in 1887

This old map of Azusa will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy.