Fire Insurance Maps of Winooski, Vermont
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This collection contains large-scale maps of Winooski, Vermont produced by the Sanborn Company from 1884-1919 to give fire insurance companies and underwriters accurate information about insured properties. The fire insurance maps provide a...
This collection contains large-scale maps of Winooski, Vermont produced by the Sanborn Company from 1884-1919 to give fire insurance companies and underwriters accurate information about insured properties. The fire insurance maps provide a detailed record of Winooski’s development in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Two falls on the Winooski River provided power that allowed the village of Winooski to become a small industrial center. The insurance maps focus on the extensive textile mills and manufacturing works located along the Winooski River, as well as the residences, commercial buildings, churches, and other structures that surrounded the industrial complexes.
The colored 21 x 25 inch map sheets show building footprints, construction methods and materials, size and number of floors, and uses. They also indicate streets, railroads, property boundaries, street numbers, water systems, and fire protection. Each map set includes a detailed key that lists the symbols used to indicate building features. The 1889-1919 sets include an index sheet showing the mapped area and sheet numbers, a list of streets and addresses, and a “specials index” of businesses and organizations.
Later Winooski insurance maps (1926, 1942, 1960 and 1978) are available in UVM Special Collections.
More information about Sanborn fire insurance maps is available here - http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/.