Project

Title
Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida  
Geographic Area
Florida  
Organization
University of Florida Digital Library Center  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/?c=sanborn  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Sanborn  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
METS/MODS  
Num Items
3165  
Scale
 
Years
0 - 1923
Description
The 'Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida' comprise a collection of more than 300 bibliographic units in more than 3,000 map sheets. The maps were mainly designed to help fire insurance agents determine the degree of damage to a property and show accurate information to help them determine risks and establish premiums. They showed the size (including color-coding), shape and construction of buildings (brick, adobe, frame, etc), dwellings (including hotels and churches), and other structures such as bridges, docks and barns. Along with fire stations, you could also find water facilities, sprinklers, hydrants, cisterns, and alarm boxes as well as firewalls, windows, doors, elevators and chimneys and roof types. The maps included street names, property boundaries and lot lines, and house and block numbers. Other information such as the latest census figures, prevailing winds; railroad lines and Indian reservations and topography were included. Today, the maps are an invaluable guide to inner-city history, land use, and historic preservation. This collection of public domain maps was digitized from the printed maps held in the collections of the Smathers Libraries' Map & Imagery Library, on the campus of the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).  

Technical Information

Download Available
No  
File Format (Original Scan)
 
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Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
No  
Rectified
No  
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Contact Information

Organization
University of Florida Digital Library Center  
Name
Laurie Taylor  
E-Mail
Laurien@ufl.edu  
Phone
352.273.2900