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Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online (Michigan): Links to Sanborn Sites

View very detailed building-level historical maps for Michigan plus 12 U.S. metropolitan areas which can be exported as .jpg images or GeoTIFF.

Examples

 

Warrensburg, MO 1888

Major Collections of Online Sanborn Maps

A number of projects have undertaken the task of scanning portions of the Sanborn maps.  These freely available collections end with 1922 to comply with copyright law. 

Subject Guide

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