The Map Inside: Connecticut Officials: 1952

This exhibit shows how the Connecticut official tourist map has changed since the 1930s. You can start with the introduction or browse year to year. The scans may not be actual size (150 dpi), but are consistent with each other.

Other years:
1930 1934 1935 1938 1941 1942 1943 1949 1952 1955 1956 1957 1959
1960 1961 1963 1965 1971 1972 1975 1989 1998 2000 2001 2002

1952 map excerpt, main map

The practice of marking unimproved state highways in gray (shown in 1949 map) is gone, perhaps because all routes are now paved. Expressways and divided highways (not shown here) are marked identically, as shown in the 1959 map.

This scan of East Hampton shows US 6A (now state route 66) and Route 16A (now Main Street, a town road).

1952 map excerpt, city inset

Sometime between 1949 and 1952, General Drafting moved to green and black for the city insets. Otherwise, the cartography was the same as in 1949.

The New London inset doesn't include much detail by modern standards. Among the expanses of white space are the US 1 expressway (now I-95) and its interchange with Route 32 (upgraded in the mid-70s to a freeway-to-freeway interchange).