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Westport Mo. and Its Additions
Westport Mo. and Its Additions
TitleWestport Mo. and Its Additions
Alternate TitleSpalding 1855 Map of Westport
DescriptionEarly map of Westport, Missouri, shows streets with names and width; some residences like Col. A. Boone; and the Godfrey Vineyard. A "Table of Distances" gives miles from Westport to places like San Francisco; Salt Lake City; Astoria, Oregon; Santa Fe; etc. It notes population of Westport in 1846 as 300 and in 1855 as 1500. It includes an inset map of Missouri, beginning around Jefferson City, and Kansas, showing rivers and roads, especially the Salt Lake City and California road.
Dimensions46 x 60 in. framed
NotesScale: 100 feet to inch
Charles C. Spalding was City Engineer for Kansas City in 1855. The framed map is on permanent loan from the Daughters of Old Westport since October 1989. It was donated by Claude T. Halleran and hangs in the Missouri Valley Room of the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 14th W. Tenth Street.
Location DepictedWestport, Missouri
CreatorCharles C. Spalding
Call NumberMVO-243F
Local SubjectWestport
See AlsoPhotographic reproduction of the map bound with "The Map of the Town of Westport in 1855 Shown in Relation to the Streets of Today" that appeared in The Kansas City Star, December 16, 1937 [MVSC Q 099.7 S73w]. Photographs in the Digital Gallery of the dedication ceremony when the map was hung in the Missouri Valley Room at the Main Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on 12th Street in October 1989.
Digital FormatTIFF imported as JPEG2000
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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Item ID163186
Item TypeMap
CONTENTdm number1768
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