Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Keene, NH
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.   
Old Fire Insurance Maps of Keene, NH 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..

1884  (7 Maps)    1892  (11 Maps)    1897  (14 maps)   1902  (18 maps)      1908  (25 maps)

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 files 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: 

Enter your print's Town + Year + Sheet Number. (example: "1884 Brattleboro Fire Ins Map Sheet 5")

Total Price ($) Including shipping:

Additional description or instruction:

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 413-772-2801 days.


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