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Massachusetts Sanborn Maps Online

Electronic Sanborn Maps
Digitized versions of the Chadwyck-Healey Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Massachusetts. Years of coverage ranges from 1867-1970. These maps show:
  • the footprint of every building and record building size, use, address numbers.
  • vulnerability to fire, flood, and earthquakes.
  • industrial uses, dumps, parks, and cemeteries, making them useful for environmental and health assessments.
  • These maps record the social and architectural history of American cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Sanborn Maps on Microfilm

  • detailed fire insurance maps by the Sanborn Map Company show building footprints, lot size, land use, etc.
  • Microfilm located in file cabinets at rear of Level 1 in Rotch Library
  • see also the guide to Boston Sanborn maps on microfilm.
  • Collection includes maps from 1949 -1990.

Contents of the microfilm collection of Massachusetts Sanborn maps from the late 19th c. to 1990. [16 reels]  G1230.F57 1991

Reel 1

Town Year Volume

Abington

1960

 

Acton 1953  

Adams

1961

 

Amesbury

1958

 

Andover

1965  

Arlington

1973

 

Ashland

1948

  
Athol 1965  
Attleboro 1969  
Auburn 1959  
Avon 1949  
Barnstable 1962  
Barre 1950  
Bedford 1962  
Belmont 1968  
Beverly 1964, 1970  
Boston 1964, 1990 vol. 1N
  1964, 1990 vol. 1S

Reel 2

Town Year Volume

Boston

1964, 1990

vol. 2N

  1964, 1990 vol. 2S

 

1964, 1990

vol. 3E

    

1964, 1990

vol. 3W

 

1964, 1990 vol. 4

Reel 3

Town Year Volume

Boston

1964, 1990

vol. 5E
 

1964, 1990

vol. 5W

 

1964, 1990 vol. 6

 

1964, 1990 vol. 7

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Reel 4

Town Year Volume

Boston

1964, 1990

vol. 8

 

1964, 1990

vol. 9

 

1964, 1990

vol. 10

Reel 5

Town Year Volume

Boston

1990

vol. 11

Bourne 1962  

Braintree

1969

 

Bridgewater

1962

 

Brockton

1964, 1968 vol. 1

 

1964, 1965

vol. 2

Brookfield

1954

 
Brookline 1965 vol. 1, 2
  1969 vol. 1, 2

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Reel 6

Town Year Volume

Canton

1959

   

Chatham 1959   

Chelsea

1964, 1985

  

Chicopee

1967

  

Clinton

1961   

Cohasset

1963

 

Dalton

1959

 
Danvers 1961  
Dartmouth 1959  
Dedham 1962  
Duxbury 1954  
Easthampton 1959  
East Pepperell 1953  
Edgartown 1966  
Everett 1970, 1972  

Reel 7

Town Year Volume

Fall River

1976

vol. 1, 2

Fitchburg 1971 vol. 1, 2

Framingham

1968

 

Franklin

1958

 

Gloucester

1972  

Grafton

1960

 

Great Barrington

1961

  
Greenfield 1965  
Groton 1955  
Hamilton 1953  
Hanover 1955  
Harwich 1959  
Haverhill 1961, 1971  
Hingham 1962  
Holbrook 1944  
Holden 1954  
Holliston 1959  

Reel 8

Town Year Volume

Holyoke

1966, 1972

 

Hopkinton 1949  

Hudson

1963

 

Hull

1966

 

Hyannis

1965  

Ipswich

1961

 

Kingston

1954

 
Lancaster 1955  
Lawrence 1968, 1972 vol. 1
  1972 vol. 2
Lee 1964  
Leicester 1959  
Lenox 1961  
Leominster 1970   
Lexington 1961   
Littleton 1946   
Longmeadow 1962   

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Reel 9

Town Year Volume

Lowell

1975, 1977

vol. 1

  1977 vol. 2

Ludlow

1959

 

Lunenburg

1946

 

Lynn

1972 vol. 1, 2

Malden

1973

 

Manchester

1958

 
Mansfield 1963  
Marblehead 1968  
Marlboro 1961  

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Reel 10

Town Year Volume

Marshfield

1954

 

Maynard 1955  

Medfield

1954

 

Medford

1971

 

Medway

1956  

Melrose

1961

 

Merrimac

1946

 
Methuen 1962  
Middleboro 1965  
Milford 1958  
Millbury 1960  
Milton 1969  
Nahant 1957  
Nantucket 1962  
Natick 1968  
Needham 1962  

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Reel 11

Town Year Volume

Newton

1963

vol. 2, 3, 4

North Adams 1970  

North Andover

1962

 

North Attleboro

1965

 

North Brookfield

1957  

North Easton

1954

 

Northampton

1965

 
Northboro 1951  
Northfield 1955  
Norton 1944  
Norwood 1966  
Oak Bluffs 1966  
Orange 1958  
Oxford 1959  
Palmer 1963  
Peabody 1968  

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Reel 12

Town Year Volume

Pittsfield

1967, 1972, 1986

 

Plymouth 1961  

Provincetown

1959

 

Quincy

1971

vol. 1, 2

Randolph

1960  

Reading

1968

 

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Reel 13

Town Year Volume

Revere

1965, 1980

 

Rockland 1963  

Salem

1965, 1970

 

Salisbury

1959

 

Saugus

1969  

Scituate

1963

 

Seekonk

1940

 
Sharon 1953  
Sheffield 1945  
Shelburne Falls 1963  
Shrewsbury 1959  
Somerset Twnshp 1959  
Somerville 1989 vol. 1, 2
Southbridge 1965  
South Deerfield 1950  
South Hadley 1953  
South Hadley Falls 1953  
Spencer 1959  

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Reel 14

Town Year Volume

Springfield

1970

vol. 1, 2

  1969 vol. 3, 4

 

1970

vol. 5, 6, 7

Stockbridge

1959

 

Stoneham

1965  

Stoughton

1966

 

Swampscott

1957

 
Taunton 1968  
Templeton 1947  
Townsend 1947  
Turners Falls 1952  
Uxbridge 1960  
Vineyard Haven 1966  
Wakefield 1965  

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Reel 15

Town Year Volume

Walpole

1958

 

Waltham 1972  

Ware

1959

 

Wareham/Onset

1963

 

Warren

1952  

Watertown

1971

 

Wayland

1955

 
Webster 1963  
Wellesley 1962  
West Boylston 1959  
Westboro 1959  
Westfield 1963  
Weston 1954  
Westwood 1959  
Weymouth 1962  
Whitinsville 1960  
Whitman 1959  
Williamstown 1959  
Wilmington 1959  
Winchendon 1959  
Winchester 1969  
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Reel 16

Town Year Volume

Winthrop

1971, 1980

 

Woburn 1969  

Worcester

1978

vol. 1, 2, 3, 4

Wrentham

1960

 

Yarmouth

1959  

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Massachusetts Sanborn Maps Print Collection

Latest Sanborns on reserve at the Circulation Desk:

Boston 1992/95 revised
Cambridge 1996
Brookline 1957 revised to 1965

Reference area, Indexes Alcove:
Boston 1962, 1974, 1981, 1988
Brookline 1957, revised to 1965
Cambridge 1962, 1975/1976/1981, 1988, 1991
Chelsea 1911 ed. republished 1955, revised to 1966
Everett 1910 ed. republshed 1955, revised to 1966
Somerville 1960/62, 1975, 1981, 1988
Arlington 1973
Winthrop 1906 ed. republished 1954, revised to 1966
 


Limited Access Collection (available Monday-Friday 10-5):

Note: no photocopying allowed due to fragility of these materials

Boston 1882 G1234.B6.C5 1882 (G.M. Hopkins)
Boston 1883 G1234.B6.A74 1883 v.1 (G.W. Bromley & Co.)*
Boston 1902 G1234.B7.B76x 1902 (G.W. Bromley & Co.)*
Boston 1917 G1234.B6.B868 1917 (G.W. Bromley & Co.)*
Boston 1922 G1234.B6.B868 1922 (G.W. Bromley & Co.)*
Boston 1928 G1234.B6.A75 1928 (G.W. Bromley & Co.)*
Boston 1929 G1234.B6 v. 1-5 (Sanborn)
Cambridge 1900 G1234.C2.S198 v. 2 (Sanborn)
Cambridge 1930 G1234.C3.A74 1930 (G.W. Bromley & Co.)

*Bromley covers downtown Boston and Back Bay/Fenway/South End only.

 




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