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Rhode Island School of Design

Maps & Mapping: Urban

Resources on spatial, chronologic, conceptual, contemporary, and historic maps & mapping

Fire Insurance maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps-Rhode Island

Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Rhode Island 1867-1970 are available on-site at Brown University Libraries

Digital Sanborn Maps is a collection of large-scale landbook maps which includes information such as the outline of each building, the size and shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Textual information includes construction details, ownership and building use

Access to the database is on-site. To use, visit one of Brown's libraries.


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