Sanborn Maps Workshop
UPDATE 3/12/20: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Sanborn maps provide detailed information (location, size, construction materials) about buildings in towns across the U.S. dating back to the late 1800s to the 1940s. This hands-on workshop provides guidance on navigating through a digital collection of Sanborn maps of more than 100 towns in Tennessee. To explore the library's subscription to Sanborn maps on your own, see the Historical GIS LibGuide and click on "Fire Insurance Maps Online" (FIMo).
- What are Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps?
- Research uses: growth of towns over time, history of industries, historic preservation / city planning, and local / family history
- How to access Sanborn maps (Tennessee and other states)
- Finding specific buildings (churches, schools, buildings) and streets on the maps
- Discovering details about specific buildings (e. g., color codes for frame, brick, stone, and iron buildings)
Presenter: Walker Library’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, Ken Middleton
Location: Walker Library, LIB 272 (Instruction Classroom)