Digital Sanborn Maps what's a fire insurance map?
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
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
Rhode Island Historical Society Library (admission fees apply)