This map of Decatur, Illinois was created in 1878 by Beck & Pauli, prominent 19th century map makers. The map shows a detailed bird’s eye view of Decatur as it was, including street names and old landmarks.

Landmarks on the map include Schneider’s Beer Hall, Barney’s Cigar Store, Craemer’s Carriage Works, Cheap Charley’s Clothing House, Brenneman’s Wholesale Liquor House, Danzeisen Butcher Shop, Weber’s Summergarden, Aikin’s Wagon Shop, and more.

This historic map of Decatur been restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions of the map are available here.

Bird’s Eye View of Decatur, Illinois in 1878

This map of Decatur 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.