Remarkably detailed maps of
Keene were made in the late 1800s - early 1900s for the purposes
of fire insurance. These color maps
show details of building construction in the built-up areas of the village -
with special attention to industrial sites. The original maps are
rare - they were not mass-produced and few copies survive. We have photographed
all 75 maps included in the five
earliest sets from the collection of the Library of Congress -
covering the period 1884-1908.
The first page of each set has an elaborate title. Above is the 1897
title to the 14 sheets of that year. To the right is a detail of part
of Central Square in 1897.
We are pleased to make color copies of
these "Sanborn" maps available in a convenient form for the first time since their
publication a century ago. The links below will lead you to some
low-resolution copies. Because these are digital photographs and not scans, you may not be
able to read the smallest text..
To buy prints or image files*:
Color prints on
11" x17" paper and shipped by US mail.
$100 for a complete set (75 maps of all 5 years) + $10 s/h
or $30 for a complete set of JPEG
on CD + $4 s/h
$ 8 / sheet for a single map + $4 s/h
(75 maps of all 5 years)
$ 4 / sheet for 7 or more maps + $8 s/h
*All 11"x17" prints are approximately half the size of the original.
Please note that the smallest text may be blurred and hard to read, but the
quality is better than seen on the web site.
There are two ways to order:
1) Credit Card:
2) MAIL: Print out a copy of this page. Write in the info and mail a
check or money order to:
Old Maps PO Box 54, West Chesterfield, NH 03466
For more information, send an
Email Or call