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David Palmquist <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 12:13:59 -0500
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps were generally made for larger cities, so Genesee County may or may not be included.  These maps are invaluable in that they show accurate lot and building lines, building name and owner,  type of construction (brick, wood, stone), etc.  When ownership or construction changed, the Sanborn Map Co. mailed supplemental sheets to its subscribers who glued the pieces onto their maps.

You should check this reference (this copy is in NY State Library):
016.91273 qL697 81-80601
Fire insurance maps in the Library of Congress : plans of North American cities and towns produced by the Sanborn Map Company : a checklist / compiled by the Reference and Bibliography Section, Geography and Map Division ; introd. by Walter W. Ristow
Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division. Reference and Bibliography Section.

NY State Library also has:

912.747 F523 92-18827 RL 1
Fire insurance maps from the Sanborn Map Company archives, late 19th century to 1990, New York State [microform] / compilation [by] University Publications of America
Sanford Map Company.

David W. Palmquist
NY State Museum
(518) 473-3131

>>> [log in to unmask] 02/16/03 06:06PM >>>
Are there any Sanbourn and Parris Fire Insurance maps for Livingston County?  If so, where would I find copies of them (microfilm or otherwise)?

Cindy Amrhein
Town of Alabama Historian
in Genesee Co., NY
Experience the Town of Alabama in Genesee County, NY.
APHNYS (Association of Public Historians of New York State)

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