|Portion of map of State Street and S. Center Street. |
Image from 1914 Sanborn Map, updated through 1929.
Sanborn maps are bound in large volumes of numbered sheets. Each begins an index of streets and addresses, an additional index that includes the names of churches, businesses, and schools, and a map of the overall metropolitan area that indicates on which sheet to find certain blocks or areas. Each map sheet includes outlines of each building and outbuilding, the location of windows and doors, street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block number. The maps also indicate information about each structure's building materials including framing and roofing, as well as locations of fire hydrants, water mains, gas mains, and often names of public buildings, businesses, and churches.
|Portion of skeleton map showing lots|
and buildings on Liberty Street
between Seward and Nott Terrace.
From 1914 Sanborn map.