Fire insurance plans now available on Archnet

Plans for Alexandria, Cairo, and Istanbul


Fire insurance plans of Alexandria, Cairo, and Constantinople (sic), are now available on Archnet. The plans show building footprints, usages, and materials. These plans were issued by Charles E. Goad, a London-based civil engineer, between 1898 and 1905.

There are 104 sheets in total.  The individual sheets can be downloaded on Archnet. Geo-referenced versions of the plans can be viewed in the Harvard Geospatial Repository.

The plans were a gift from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT.