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Public Library, One Copley Square, phone: 536-5400
map collections; Bromley and Sanborn maps are available in the
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway,
Bromley & Co. maps of Cambridge for 1894, 1903, 1906 and 1930
Library Assoc. of Boston,
156 State Street, phone: 227-2087
Sanborn maps for most New England towns; Sanborn maps of Boston
from 1800s to early 1970s. Open to the public for reference use,
M-F 9 to 5.
State Library, Special Collections Dept., State House, Room
55, phone: 727-2595
Sanborn maps for most Massachusetts cities and towns available
on microfilm; many also available in hard copy.
Map Collection in Pusey Library,
Harvard Yard, phone: 495-2417
60,000 Sanborn fire insurance maps for Massachusetts, including
the very first Sanborn published (Boston, 1867).
the most up-to-date revisions, contact the local building departments
in town or city halls.
Boston: Building Department, 1010 Massachusetts Ave., phone: 442-0046
Cambridge: Building Department 797 Massachusetts
Ave., phone: 498-9013
Repositories in the Boston Area
Public Library (Rare Book Reading Room), Copley Square, phone:
536-5400. Mon-Fri. 9 to 5.
collection of both local and world maps and atlases with a strong
collection of South American and European maps; 16th century maps
of well-known cartographers and publishers; 19th century "birds
eye view" maps; 275 maps of the West Indies.
State Archives, Columbia Point, Boston, phone: 727-2816.
largest manuscript map collection in the state from colonial times
to the 1950s.
State Library, Special Collections Department, State House,
Room 55, phone 727-2595. Mon-Fri, 9-5.
broad and rich historic and current collection of maps covering
most Massachusetts communities, especially 19th and 20th century
commercial publications. It includes county land ownership maps,
current and historic topographic maps, panoramic view of Massachusetts
communities, maps of Boston harbor, 19th century maps and plans
of railroads, 19th and 20th century atlases for most Massachusetts
counties and communities, Sanborn fire insurance maps, and printed
maps issued by Massachusetts state government agencies, including
the Massachusetts Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners.
Globe Corner Book Store, 28 Church St,
Cambridge (Harvard Sq.), 497-6277. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topographical maps for all of New England, travel maps and guides
and a lot more.
Redevelopment Authority, Boston City Hall, Government Center,
maps of neighborhoods, wards, precincts and districts.
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