Historical Map of Sioux Falls

Ever wonder what your city looked like a century ago? The answer is available from The University of Texas at Austin’s Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (which has previously been described at tdaxp and by Catholicgauze).

Here’s what the grandest city in South Dakota, Sioux Falls, looked like in 1920:

What’s interesting to me is how few of the streets I am familiar with. Main and Philippes are still in the city’s center, and Minnesota and Cliff are still imposing avenues. But Ridge? Colton?

I recognize some further sites — the Big Sioux River, obviously, as well as the South Dakota Deaf Mute Institute School for the Deaf


1920 Map of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls is a beautiful city. ‘Specially when we blow stuff up. And afterwards, too.

2 thoughts on “Historical Map of Sioux Falls”

  1. Wow, I have been looking for maps like this about Sioux Falls for awhile now. I am going to check out your resource. Thanks for the info, and the great map!

  2. Roman,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Neither Blance St nor Ridge St seem to exist anymore, though Blance Place and Ridge Road the proper names exist elsewhere in the city for short stretches.

    I wonder where they are now?

    I like your online magazine, The Soo Foo [1], by the way.

    [1] http://thesoofoo.com/

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