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Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online: Free 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.


Flint 1886

Flint, MI 1886


Warrensburg, MO 1888

Major Collections of Online Sanborn Maps

A number of projects have undertaken the task of scanning portions of the Sanborn maps and sometimes other similar large-scale property maps.

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