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Fire risk assessment -- Maps

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Braun New Orleans Fire Insurance Atlases Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-123
Scope and Contents This collection includes three fire insurance atlases for the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, compiled by surveyor-architect John F. Braun and engraved and printed by H.N. Wehrmann of New Orleans. One atlas, dated 1877, covers the third district of the city. The other two, dated 1874 and 1877, cover the fourth district. Atlases show blocks in districts and include buildings, which are color coded to indicate the materials of which they are constructed. Symbols and handwritten notes provide...
Dates: 1874-1877

Langermann and Celles Fire Insurance Atlases Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-122
Scope and Contents This collection includes seven fire insurance atlases that cover the 1st through 6th districts of New Orleans, Louisiana. One undated volume of the 6th district has the name of civil engineer J.A. Celles. Another volume, dated 1873, has the name of New Orleans surveyor Auguste B. Langermann. The other volumes, all unsigned and undated, are similar in presentation to the Langermann volume, and are presumed to be by him. Atlases show blocks in districts and boundaries of properties. Some also...
Dates: 1873; Undated

Robinson New Orleans Fire Insurance Atlas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-124
Scope and Contents This collection includes one fire insurance atlas for the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, which covers the entire city at the time of 1883 and illustrates blocks with buildings of individual properties. Buildings are color coded to indicate which materials were used in their construction. Notes and symbols provide additional information. Atlas was drawn on a fairly small scale, resulting in a sacrifice of detail. Information in the Robinson is not always current to 1883. It was published as...
Dates: 1883

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SEAA-125
Scope and Contents This collection includes several fire insurance maps made by the Sanborn Map Company. 46 volumes of the maps are for New Orleans and cover 1876–1940s (updated through the 1960s). The two volumes for 1876 are the earliest Sanborns for New Orleans, and the only known copies. There are also 24 volumes for other cities in Louisiana and 14 volumes for cities in Mississippi. Maps show individual blocks in cities, and include buildings on each property. Buildings are color coded to indicate materials...
Dates: 1876-1960s