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Philadelphia Neighborhood Research: URBS 210/ URBS 206: Maps & Photographs

Finding census schedules, photographs, and maps for places in Philadelphia.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

The Sanborn Map Company helped fire insurance companies set rates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with these detailed maps of each built structure, its use, dimensions, height, building material, and other relevant features (fire alarms, water mains and hydrants, for example).

Other Historic Maps


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