Historic Maps

The development of the campus’ physical setting is considered integrally related to the institution’s distinguished history. Valuable as tangible records, these documents outline the process of place-making, by communicating traces of the campus development.



  • National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks

  • Map of Farms, Buildings, Grounds, Etc., 1871

  • Plan of Illinois Industrial University’s Arboretum Ornamental Grounds, 1871

  • Plan of Part of the Grounds of the Illinois Industrial University, 1877

  • Plane Table Survey of University Grounds & Vicinity, 1885

  • Grounds of the University of Illinois, 1894

  • Proposed Arrangements of the Grounds of the University of Illinois, 1905

  • Grounds Of The University of Illinois, 1906

  • Study for the Development of the University of Illinois Campus, White-Hubbard, 1909

  • Sketch for General Block Plan, University of Illinois, Blackall, 1911

  • Sketch for the Extension of University of Illinois, Blackall, 1912

  • Suggested Plan for the Development of the Campus, Blackall, 1912

  • Plan for the Campus Development of the University of Illinois, Blackall, 1912

  • Study for the Development of the Campus of the University of Illinois, White, 1913

  • Plan for the Development of the Campus of the University of Illinois, White, 1919

  • Plan for the Development of the Campus of the University of Illinois, Platt, 1922

  • Plan for the Development of the Campus of the University of Illinois, Platt, 1927

  • Campus Development Plan Proposed Long Range Program 1956

  • Master Plan 1986 to 1989, Revised 1990