The Difference 40 Years Makes
The sketch above, dated 1821, shows a small town with dozens of small buildings packed into a carpet of trees. Notice that there are only a few roads, no houses creeping up the hill, and no tall buildings. Most noticeable is that there aren't any of the church steeples Maysville is famous for.
Flash forward forty years to this sketch, dated 1861. If you squint closely, you'll notice Maysville has at least tripled in size. Along the waterfront there's an almost floodwall of buildings, obviously taller than the short stacked buildings in the first sketch. The town has also filled out to the very edge of the crescent hillsides. And there, in the middle of the town, are two tall steeples, anchoring the burgeoning progress that surrounds them.