Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps display

By Heather Ross, supervisor, Social Sciences Library and Donald W. Hamer Maps Library

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The Sanborn collection is heavily used by patrons. — photo by Heather Ross

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps were designed to help underwriters to estimate risk without having to see the buildings in person. These historic maps have so many uses for today’s researchers. Stop down to the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library to see the display.


A close up of one of the posters on display

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