New Castle, Delaware
Community History and Archaeology Program 

1901 Sanborn Insurance Map


Starting in the 1880's, the Sanborn company of Pelham, New York produced maps of towns with information on their  buildings that could be used for ratings for fire insurance purposes.  Data included the construction of the building, use, number of stories, distance to the nearest hydrant, presence of a night watchman, storage of inflammables etc.

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Sheet 1 --
Sheet locator and
Sheet 2-- Delaware & The Strand to 3rd & Harmony Sheet 3 -- North of
The Strand & Harmony
Sheet 4 -- Delaware & 3rd to
Harmony & 6th
Sheet 5 --  South St. to Delaware Sheet 6 Sheet 7