Digital Sanborn Maps what's a fire insurance map?
Rhode Island Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) at Brown Libraries
See Also: Sanborn Maps for the State of Rhode Island through Brown's Digital Repository
Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provide digital access to large-scale maps of Rhode Island. These maps are valuable historical tools to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. A key is provided by the Sanborn Map Company.
Access on-site at Brown Libraries
Print versions of RI Sanborn Maps (1921-1940, 1955) are available at Providence City Archives.
Map Features - typical Sanborn maps include the following information:
Providence RI Flood Insurance Maps
Flood insurance rate map : city of Providence, Rhode Island, Providence County
Plat Maps what's a plat map?
Plat Maps at RISD Library
Atlas of the City of Providence, Rhode Island (1908)
Plat book of the City of Providence, Rhode Island (1926)
Additional Sources for local maps & historic information
Providence City Archives
Providence City Hall
5th floor, room 502
25 Dorrance Street
The Archives have a range of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, City of Providence Atlases and City Directories.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1921-1940 and 1955
City of Providence Atlases from the following years: 1875, 1882, 1895, 1908, 1918, 1926 & 1936
City Directories from 1824 to present
City of Providence Department of Planning & Development
Rhode Island Historical Society Library (admission fees apply)