This collection contains large-scale maps of the village of Sheldon, Vermont surveyed and published by the Sanborn Map Co. for the Mutual Fire Insurance Companies of Vermont in 1915. The maps gave insurance companies and underwriters accurate information about insured properties in a portion of the village. They provide detailed information about residences, businesses and public buildings along Main, Bridge, Church and Pleasant (East Main) Streets. They also show mills and businesses located on both sides of Black Creek.
The colored 21 x 25 inch sheets show building footprints, construction methods and materials, size and number of floors, and uses. They also indicate streets, railroad lines, property boundaries, and street numbers.
More information about Sanborn fire insurance maps is available here - http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/.