This map of Marlborough, Massachusetts was created in 1878 by O.H. Bailey & J.C. Hazen, a prominent team of 19th century map makers. The map shows a detailed bird’s eye view of Marlborough as it was, including street names and old landmarks.

Old landmarks on the map include Marlborough Hotel, Town Hall, Fairmount Hall, Forest Hall, Fitchburg Railroad, Marlborough Public Schools, eight churches, and more than 13 boot & shoe manufacturers. Marlborough was so well known for making shoes that when it incorporated as a city in 1890 the city seal was decorated with a factory, a shoe box, and a pair of boots.

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

Bird’s Eye View of Marlborough, MA in 1878

This historic map of Marlborough 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.