This old map of Monson, Massachusetts was published in 1879 by Oakley Hoops Bailey, one of the most prolific map publishers of the 19th century. O.H. Bailey spent a majority of his life traveling the country creating beautiful hand drawn maps of American towns.

The map shows a bird’s eye view of Monson, MA as it looked toward the end of the 19th century. Landmarks on the map include Cushman’s Hotel, Monson Academy, a Steam Saw Mill, Carriage Maker, Blacksmith, and three different manufacturers of  “Fancy Cassimeres“.

Click here to see Monson, Mass in 1879.

This old map of Monson has been lovingly restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available on museum quality, archival paper to ensure that this piece of Massachusetts history can be passed on to the next generation. Click here to get a copy of the map.