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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 10:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

does anyone have a map or know how the Detroit wards were split?
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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 2:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The 1920 census report broke down Detroit into 21 wards. The wards were broken down into districts. For example, Ward 1 had 58 districts, described as follows (if my cut and past works okay).
Please choose an enumeration district in Detroit Ward 1:
District 9 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 1 (part of) Bounded by: Congress, Randolph, Detroit River, Woodward Ave.
District 10 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 1 (part of) Bounded by: Congress, Beaubien, Detroit River, Randolph
District 11 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 2. Bounded by: Gratiot Ave., Beaubien, Congress, Woodward
District 12 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 3 (part of) Bounded by: Witherell, Broadway, Gratiot Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 13 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 3 (part of), including McGregor Institute. Bounded by: Witherell, Madison Ave., Beaubien, Gratiot Ave., Broadway.; Instituta should be shown separately on schedules.
District 14 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 4. Bounded by: Adams Ave., Beaubien, Madison Ave., Witherell.
District 15 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 5. Bounded by: Montcalm, John R., Adams Ave., Witherell, Woodward Ave.
District 16 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 5 A. Bounded by: Montcalm, Beaubien, Adams Ave, John R.
District 17 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 6 (part of) Bounded by: Winder, John R., Montcalm, Woodward Ave.
District 18 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 6 (part of), See E.D. 22 Bounded by: Winder, Beaubien, Montcalm, John R.; Institution should be shown separately on schedules.
District 19 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 7 (part of) Bounded by: Alfred, John R., Winder, Woodward Ave.
District 20 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 7 (part of). Bounded by: Alfred, Brush, Winder, John R.
District 21 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 7 (part of) Bounded by: Alfred, Beaubien, Winder, Brush
District 22 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 8 (part of) including Jewish Old People Bounded by: Edmund Pl., Brush, Brewster, Beaubien, Alfred, Woodward Ave.
District 23 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 8 (part of) Bounded by: Watson, Beaubien, Brewster, Brush, Edmund Pl., Woodward Ave.
District 24 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 8 (part of) Bounded by: Erskine, Beaubien, Watson, Woodward Ave.
District 25 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 9 (part of) Bounded by: Brady, John R., Erskine, Woodward Ave.
District 26 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 9 (part of) Bounded by: Brady, Beaubien, Erskine, John R.
District 27 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 10 (part of), hospitals in E.D. 28 Nurses Homes shown ave schedules. M.D.F. 6/12/20 Bounded by: Willis Ave., John E., Brady, Woodward Ave.
District 28 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 10 (part of) including Grace Hospital and Harper Hospital from schedules 6/15/20 M.D.F. Bounded by: Willis Ave., Beaubien, Brady, John R.
District 29 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 11 (part of), including King's Hospital (Insane), Detroit Neal Institute and Woman's Detention Home. Bounded by: Warren Ave., John R., Willis Ave., Woodward Ave.; Institutions should be shown separately on schedules
District 30 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 11 (part of), including Woman's Hospital & Infants' Home. Bounded by: Warren Ave., Brush, Willis Ave., John R.; Institutions should be shown separately on schedules.
District 31 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 11 (part of) Bounded by: Warren Ave., Beaubien, Willis Ave., Brush.
District 32 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 12 (part of) Bounded by: Frederick Ave., Beaubien, Warren Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 33 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 12 (part of) Bounded by: Ferry Ave., Beaubien, Frederick Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 34 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 13 (part of) Bounded by: Palmer Ave., Beaubien, Ferry Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 35 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 13 (part of) Bounded by: Hendrie Ave., Beaubien, Palmer Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 36 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 13 A (part of) Bounded by: Medbury Ave., Beaubien, Hendrie Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 37 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 13 A (part of) Bounded by: Harper Ave., Beaubien, Medbury Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 38 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 14. Bounded by: Baltimore Ave., Beaubien, Harper Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 39 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 15 (part of) Bounded by: Alley north of and parallel to Grand Blvd., East, John R., Baltimore Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 40 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 15 (part of) Bounded by: Alley north of and parallel to Grand Blvd., East, Beaubien, Baltimore Ave., John R.
District 41 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 15 A (part of) Bounded by: Bethune Ave., John R., Alley north of and parallel to Grand Blvd., East, Woodward Ave.
District 42 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 15 A (part of) Bounded by: Bethune Ave., Beaubien, Alley north of and parallel to Grand Blvd., East, John R.
District 43 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 16 (part of) Bounded by: Chandler Ave., Brush, Bethune Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 44 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 16 (part of) Bounded by: Mt. Vernon Ave., Brush, Chandler Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 45 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 16 (part of), Bounded by: Mt. Vernon Ave., Beaubien, Bethune Ave., Brush
District 46 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 17 (part of), including Oppenheimer's Institute. Bounded by: Philadelphia Ave., John R., Mt. Vernon Ave., Woodward Ave.; Oppenheimer's Institute should be shown separately on schedules.
District 47 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 17 (part of) Bounded by: Philadelphia Ave., Beaubien, Mt. Vernon Ave, John R.
District 48 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 17 (part of) Bounded by: Alger Ave., Beaubien, Philadelphia Ave., Woodward Ave
District 49 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 18 (part of) Bounded by: Leicester Court, John R., Alger Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 50 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 18 (part of) Bounded by: Leicester Court, Brush, Alger Ave., John R.
District 51 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 19 (part of) including Van Leuven Brown Hospital School Bounded by: Arden Park, John R., Leicester Court, Woodward Ave.; Institution should be shown separately on schedules.
District 52 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 19 (part of) Bounded by: Arden Park, Brush, Leicester Court, John R.
District 53 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 19 (part of) ??Immaenlate Hent from Hant Count ?? Bounded by: Belmont Ave., Brush, Arden Park, Woodward Ave.
District 54 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 20 (part of) Bounded by: Harmon Ave., Brush, Belmont Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 55 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 20 (part of) Bounded by: Englewood Ave., Brush, Harmon Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 56 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 20 (part of) Bounded by: City limits, Brush, Englewood Ave., Woodward Ave.
District 57 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 21. Bounded by: Savannah Ave., John R., Margaret Ave., D.G.H. & M.R.R., Six Mile Road, Woodward Ave.
District 58 Detroit city; Ward 1 (part of) District 22. Bounded by: City limits, D.G.H. & M.R.R., Margaret Ave., John R., Savannah Ave., Woodward Ave.

I don't think Lowell would appreciate using the bandwidth to post all 21 wards, but if you can get access to Ancestry.com at a library, you can search for yourself.
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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i have ancestry.com, but i didnt see anything on there that would break down the wards/districts, am i missing it?
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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 3:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bring up any page in that census for Detroit. At the top, you will see a line at the top that says:

You are here Search> Census> 1920 US Census> Michigan> Wayne> (and etc.).

Double click on Wayne, and all the wards for Wayne county will pop up in a list, including the 21 Detroit wards. You can click on the wards on that list one by one and get the boundaries. It'll be a bit tedious, but whaddahell. Good luck.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ray, what is the website? The census website, American FactFinder...?

Here is the old wards map:

http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/it sd/gis/gis_mappg_ward.htm

Most of the ones in the central city, as you can see, were very thin and followed the boundaries of the old ribbon farms.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 6:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Ray, what is the website? The census website, American FactFinder...?"

No, we're talking about www.ancestry.com which is a pay service. It costs about $200 a year, but is invaluable to anyone really into genealogy.
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 7:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You want a Detroit breakdown? Call Peter Wolf.

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