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Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970: Map Legend

Digital SanbornĀ® Maps (1867-1970) delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

Map Legend

Below is a digital image of the Sanborn Map Legend specific to the black and white map images found within the database.  A PDF version of this legend is found on the Additional Materials tab of this guide.