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Sanborn Maps–Louisiana

Title: Sanborn Maps–Louisiana

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Producer: UMI

Category: History & Political Science; Miscellaneous Reference Sources

Coverage: Includes maps of 159 cities in Louisiana. The earliest maps are from 1885 for 19 locations. The most recent maps are for 1951.

Content: Sanborn fire insurance maps provide historical information on the growth and development of cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, height and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers, pipelines, railroads, wells, dumps, and heavy machinery.

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