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URBS 210: The Wire and the City : Overview

Finding census schedules, photographs, and maps for places in Baltimore


This guide is intended for students in Urban Studies 210 who are researching small areas within Baltimore. Census Manuscript details the process of  locating census schedules by address. Data and Documents lists ways to access Census data as well as city planning documents. Maps and Photographs introduces Sanborn fire insurance and other historical maps, as well as collections of photographs. City Directories and Newspapers explain holdings in newspapers and the city directories that functioned like telephone directories before telephones were widespread.

Useful Websites

Baltimore, ca. 1876-1893

"Baltimore Street, 600 block east, ca. 1876-1893." Photograph.  Maryland Historical Society Collections Online. Retrieved from .  Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society, [SVF].

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