1836 map of Canning - click to enlarge (28k)

1836

This map, from around 1836, was "Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge."

It shows most of the streets already laid out, but as yet not much building work has taken place. Catharine Street (spelled here with an e) finishes at Falkner Street, and although Falkner Square's trees and paths are shown, there are no houses.

1906 map of Canning - click to enlarge (54k)
1906
By 1906, Canning was at its peak. Construction of all of the major terraces was complete, and war and neglect had not taken their toll. Work had started on the Anglican Cathedral two years before this map was published, and tram lines can be seen along Catharine Street. The site of the Women's Hospital is shown as a "Female Penitentiary" - sounds grim - and there's an Orphanage next door.
  If you are looking for a contemporary map of Liverpool, one can be found on UK Multimap