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   Sanborn Insurance Maps Page

Callaway County, Missouri


The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company, established in 1867, compiled and published maps of U.S. cities and towns for the fire insurance industry to assess the risk of insuring a particular property. The maps are large scale plans of a city or town drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch, offering detailed information on the use made of commercial and industrial buildings, their size, shape and construction material. Some residential areas are also mapped. The maps show location of water mains, fire alarms and fire hydrants. They are color-coded to identify the structure (adobe, frame, brick, stone, iron) of each building. Textual information on construction details (for example, steel beams or reinforced walls) is often given on the plans while shading indicates different building materials. Extensive information on building use is given, ranging from symbols for generic terms such as stable, garage, and warehouse to names of owners of factories and details on what was manufactured in them. In the case of large factories or commercial buildings, even individual rooms and the uses to which they were put are recorded on the maps. Other features shown include pipelines, railroads, wells, dumps, and heavy machinery. Click here to access a key provided by the Sanborn Map Company. (435 KB)

Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in both public and academic libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Seven or eight different editions represent some areas.

Between 1955 and 1978, the Library of Congress withdrew duplicate sheets and atlases from their collection and offered them to selected libraries. Maps for Missouri towns and cities were given to the MU Libraries. Documenting the layout of 390 Missouri cities from 1883 to 1951, the University of Missouri-Columbia Ellis Library Special Collections Department has digitized 6,488 of the maps for Missouri cities from 1880 to 1922. Click here to view the University of Missouri Sanborn Insurance Maps Collection.

The maps for Callaway County represented in the University of Missouri collection are presented below. Simply click on the thumbnail image of each map to be presented with a larger view. Due to the size of the images, it will be necessary to click on the above link to view the highest resolution images from the MU site.





Auxvasse, Missouri May 1902, Walnut, Harrison or Clinton Av., Prairie, 3rd Av., Main, Mary,
   

Auxvasse, Missouri February 1910, Walnut, Harrison or Clinton Av., Prairie, 3rd Av., Main, Mary,


Fulton, Missouri February 1884 #1
Fulton, Missouri February 1884, Ravine, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, W. 5th St., E. 5th, Asylum, W. 4th St., E. 4th, Broadway, E. 3rd, Locust, W. 3rd St., W. 2nd St., E. 2nd St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1884 #2
Fulton, Missouri February 1884, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, 7th St., E. 6th St., W. 6th, Congress, W. 5th St., E. 5th St., Asylum


Fulton, Missouri February 1890 #1
Fulton, Missouri February 1890, Index, State Insane Asylum, Missouri Deaf & Dumb Asylum


Fulton, Missouri February 1890 #2
Fulton, Missouri February 1890, Ravine, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, W. 6th, Congree, E. 6th St., W. 5th St., E. 5th, Asylum


Fulton, Missouri February 1890 #3
Fulton, Missouri February 1890, Ravine, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, W. 5th St., E. 5th St., Asylum, W. 4th St., E. 4th, Broadway, Locust, E. 3rd, W. 3rd St., W. 2nd St., E. 2nd St.


Fulton, Missouri November 1895 #1
Fulton, Missouri November 1895, Index, Jefferson, Poplar, Washington, Main


Fulton, Missouri November 1895 #2
Fulton, Missouri November 1895, 7th St., W. 6th, Congress, W. 5th Asylum, Jefferson, Poplar, Main, Market


Fulton, Missouri November 1895 #3
Fulton, Missouri November 1895, E. 6th St., E. 5th, Asylum, Market, Ravine, Bluff


Fulton, Missouri November 1895 #4
Fulton, Missouri November 1895, Ravine, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, W. 5th, Asylum, E. 5th St., W. 4th, Broadway, E. 4th St., E. 3rd St., W. 3rd, Locust, W. 2nd St., E. 2nd St.


Fulton, Missouri November 1895 #5
Fulton, Missouri November 1895, Missouri Deaf and Dumb Ayslum, State Insane Asylum


Fulton, Missouri May 1902 #1
Fulton, Missouri May 1902, Index, Vine, E. 8th, W. 7th, Jefferson, N. W. 8th St.


Fulton, Missouri May 1902 #2
Fulton, Missouri May 1902, Center, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, E. 8th, N. W. 8th, W. 8th


Fulton, Missouri May 1902 #3
Fulton, Missouri May 1902, Jefferson, Poplar, Main, Market, 7th, W. 6th, Congress, W. 5th, Asylum


Fulton, Missouri May 1902 #4
Fulton, Missouri May 1902, Market, Ravine, Bluff, E. 6th St., E. 5th, Asylum


Fulton, Missouri May 1902 #5
Fulton, Missouri May 1902, Ravine, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, E. 5th, W. 5th, W. 4th, E. 4th, W. 3rd, Locust, E. 2nd, W. 2nd


Fulton, Missouri May 1902 #6
Fulton, Missouri May 1902, State Insane Asylum, Missouri Deaf and Dumb Asylum


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #1
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, Index, W. 4th St., W. 5th St., Jefferson, Vine, E. 8th St., Westminster Av., Poplar, Grand, W. Walnut, E. Walnut, E. 8th St., W. 10th St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #2
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, W. 9th St., Jefferson, Walnut, Jefferson, Poplar, Main, S. W. 8th St., W. 8th St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #3
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, E. 8th St., Center, Main, St. Louis Rd., Bluff, N. E. 8th St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #4
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, Market, Ravine, Bluff, E. 6th St., E. 5th St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #5
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, Jefferson, Poplar, Main, Market, W. 7th St., W. 6th St., W. 5th St., E. 7th ST., E. 6th St., E. 5th St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #6
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, Ravine, Market, Main, Poplar, Jefferson, W. 5th St., E. 5th St., W. 4th St., E. 4th St., W. 3rd St., E. 3rd St., W. 2nd St., E. 2nd St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #7
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, W. 7th St., N. W. 8th St., Westminster, W. 13th St., Ewing, W. 12th St., West Av., Market, E. 10th St., Main, West Av., East Av., W. 4th St.


Fulton, Missouri February 1908 #8
Fulton, Missouri February 1910, State Insane Asylum, Missouri Deaf & Dumb Asylum, State Insane Asylum Hopsital


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #1
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, Index


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #2
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, W. 6th St., E. 6th St., W. 5th St., E. 5th St., W. 4th St., E. 4th St., W. 3rd St., E. 3rd St., Nichols, Poplar, Main, Market, Ravine, N. E. 3rd St.


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #3
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, E. 6th St., E. 5th St., W. 3rd St., E. 3rd St., W. 2nd St., E. 2nd St., Ravine, Bluff, Grand, Jefferson, Nichols, Poplar, Main, Market


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #4
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, W. 6th St,. W. 5th St., W. 4th St., W. 3rd St., Jefferosn, Nichols, Westminster College


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #5
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, Westminister Av., Main, West Av., East Av., W. Walnut, E. Walnut, Jefferson, Ewing At., E. 10t St., N. Washington, W. 13th St., W. 10th St., N. Cleveland Av., W. 12th.


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #6
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, State Insane Asyum No. 1, Missouri Deaf & Dumb Asylum, Asylum, State


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #7
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, Westminister Av., Walnut, Jefferson, Nichols, Poplar, Main, Alley No. 3, Elm, Alley No. 2, Hickory, W. 9th St., W. 8th St., W. 7th St., W. 6th St.


Fulton, Missouri September 1917 #8
Fulton, Missouri September 1917, Main, Center, Bluff, Grand Av., Vine, West Av., East Av., Market, E. 9th St., N. E. 8th St., E. 8th St., N. E. 7th St., South Center, E. 6th St., St. Louis Rd.




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