The purpose of this dataset is to provide digital archiving of historic, fragile, and otherwise sensitive map documents so that they are not further degraded by continued use by public or private interests. It is also hoped that the digital product will stimulate interest in and use of this valuable resource.
1 atlas (3 unnumbered leaves, 37, 56-61, 201-224 leaves) 64 cm color
SMLMAPL 766 N83 1922: Sheets disbound. Library of Congress manuscript note on title sheet. "70 sheets. (5131)." The 3 unnumbered leaves are the title, index, and index map sheets: sheets 38-55 noted on index map as "proposed." Sheets 1-15, 17-19, 31-34, 61, and 201-214 at scale 1:600 ; sheets 16, 20-30, 35-37, 56-60, and 215-224 at scale 1:1,200. Accompanied by new sheets 14 and 214, both dated June 1923. Partial cadastral map. Contains information on population, prevailing winds, water facilities and fire department. Includes index of streets and specials.
Sanborn fire insurance maps are a rich source of historic data on the urban built environment of North America during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The atlases were created for the purpose of underwriting fire insurance policies, which depended upon accurate and frequently-updated information about construction materials, municipal and transportation infrastructure, industrial and commercial landuse and more. The Yale University Library Map Department scanned its holdings of Sanborn fire insurance maps (consisting primarily of Connecticut towns) in order to make the maps more accessible.
Norwalk, Connecticut Norwalk, Conn.
Fire risk assessment--Connecticut--Norwalk--Maps Real property--Connecticut--Norwalk--Maps
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Scale 1:600. 50 ft. to an inch. Scale 1:1,200. 100 ft. to one inch.
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Atlases--Connecticut--Norwalk--1922 Cadastral maps--Connecticut--Norwalk--1922 Fire insurance maps--Connecticut--Norwalk--1922
Maps, Atlases & Globes
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