Flashback Minis: Sanborne Maps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Housed in the archives inside the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor are five volumes of Sanborne maps.

Sanborne maps were created to assess fire liability in urbanized areas within the United States. Sanborne maps were first used in the late 18th century by insurance companies in London.

In this map seen here, we see the layout of Idora Park with various buildings and rides labeled.

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