This web project accompanies the book Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (PennPress, 2008). It presents four interactive series of maps, each touching on a major theme developed in the book. After you hit the “go to maps” button, these series will appear as four tabs. Each series is animated by a chronological slidebar, or a menu of map layers. Each series also includes a selection of documents, linked from the maps or the accompanying text boxes. These can also be found on the “documents” page. Further details about the data and images can be found at ‘about the maps” (both in menu at upper right).

Go to Maps