Friday, January 28, 2011

1915 Map of St. Regis Falls

For reference and research in the Schryer Center for Historical and Genealgoical Research of the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society are copies of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Franklin County, NY towns/villages in our collection are:  Ft. Covington, Moira, Malone, Chateaugay, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, St. Regis Falls.  Excellent for exploring how Main Street has changed through the years or for settling bets on where that store was back when our memories were young, these maps are available during the open hours of the Schryer Center (winter 2011 = Wed, Thurs, Fri 1-4pm).  

A teaser to show you the value of this rich resource:

St. Regis Falls, September 1915 

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Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. To order individual maps directly from the Sanborn Map Company (now owned by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR)) please call 1-800-352-0050 or visit their website at http://www.edrnet.com/

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