Make and Explore Maywood’s History With These New Story Maps

Ever wish you could take a walk through time and explore how Maywood began and what it was like to live here over the years? Have your own photos and stories to share?

Well, now you can – thanks to the combined talents of our neighborhood’s storytellers, writers, historians, artists, photographers, and cartographers who shared their work through a new medium called a Story Map. A Story Map tells a story with interactive maps, photos, text, and other media through cloud-based software on Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform.

Maywood now has two Story Maps to tell the story of our past and present.

Exploring Maywood’s History

Take a walk through time with neighbors’ oral histories, images, and maps. Click on interactive maps to get a glimpse of what our neighborhood was like and how it changed over the years.

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Maywood Treasures

Be part of Maywood’s story telling by adding your own favorite spots past and present. This crowd-sourced Story Map is all yours to craft with your own images and stories. Photos must be at least 700 pixels on the shortest edge. Stories can be up to 200 words.

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Many thanks to all who shared their stories, artwork, photographs, maps, and newsletters including storytellers Bob McAtee, Hertha Googe Schlefer Roshal, Lydia Schurman, Frieda Kulish, and Jerry Long; painter Joseph Debor; writers Peter Harnik, Amber Blaha, Alex Berger; photographers Christy Pino, Greg Embree who along with his wife Suzanne single handedly toured the entire neighborhood and took a photo of every home in Maywood for our 100-year anniversary!

If you have more history and news to share, contact Alison Davis-Holland.

Keep the stories coming and have fun adding to our neighborhood’s history!