The Library of Congress brings us this large wall map of Kalamazoo County from 1863. It identifies the owners of large pieces of property. Illustrations of some houses and institutions appear on the edges. There are inset maps of Kalamazoo, Galesburg, Augusta, Schoolcraft and Brady which is known as Vicksburg today.
The University of Chicago has a digitized collection of "Planning Maps of Midwestern Cities in the 1920s and 1930s." The maps for Kalamazoo are from 1929. It is interesting to see the aspirations of the city right before the depression changed everything. Scroll down or search for Kalamazoo. There are three maps of Kalamazoo in the collection
This map from 1937 was developed by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC ) The purpose of this, and all of the maps produced by HOLC, was to provide guidance to lending institutions refinancing mortgages in default in order to prevent foreclosures during the depression. On the Kalamazoo residential security map, the newest areas — those considered most desirable for lending purposes — were colored in green and labeled "A". "B" neighborhoods were considered desirable and colored blue. Older, "C" neighborhoods were viewed as declining and are colored yellow. "D" neighborhoods are colored in red and were considered the most risky for mortgage lenders. The term "red lining" comes from these maps. This map is made available by Urban Oasis.