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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in Branner Library

Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections

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General Information

Fire insurance maps are detailed plans (scales usually 1:600 or 1:1,200 — 50 or 100 feet to an inch) showing:
  • Building footprints
  • Building material (adobe, brick, frame, etc.)
  • Height or number of stories
  • Doors, windows, chimneys, elevators
  • Address and lot lines
  • Use (dwelling, hotel, church, etc.)
  • Street widths, water pipes, hydrants and cisterns
  • Ethnicity of the occupants (occasionally), etc.

While originally produced for insurance purposes, the maps are now useful in disciplines such as history, architectural history, ethnic studies, and urban archaeology.

California Sanborn Maps Database Online

Stanford affiliates can view the Digital Sanborn Maps of California through an online database. The Digital Sanborn Maps database includes maps of California from 1867 through 1970. Maps may be viewed online or downloaded in .pdf format. This database is restricted Stanford resource. It is not available to the general public.

Sanborn Maps or Microfilm Held at Branner

For call numbers not given in the checklist below, and for additional fire insurance maps, search Socrates under the subject: INSURANCE, FIRE. For example: INSURANCE FIRE ENGLAND LONDON MAPS

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California

City County Date Microfilm Call Number
Altadena Los Angeles 1926
Alturas Modoc 1929
Alvarado Alameda 1925
Antioch Contra Costa 1926
Arbuckle Colusa 1928
Arcata Humboldt 1928
Atascadero San Luis Obispo 1926
Atherton San Mateo 1928
Auburn Placer 1925
Avalon Los Angeles 1930
Azusa Los Angeles 1929
Baldwin Park Los Angeles 1928
Banning Riverside 1926
Barstow San Bernardino 1927
Bay Point Contra Costa 1925
Beaumont Riverside 1926
Ben Lomond Santa Cruz 1926
Blythe Riverside 1926
Bolinas Marin 1928
Brea Orange 1926
Bryn Mawr San Bernardino 1928
Butte City Glenn 1930
Cambria San Luis Obispo 1926
Campbell Santa Clara 1928
Capistrano Beach Orange 1929
Capitola Santa Cruz 1927
Carlsbad San Diego 1925
Carlsbad San Diego 1929
Carmel Monterey 1930
Carpenteria Santa Barbara 1929
Cement Solano 1925
Centerville Alameda 1926
Chino San Bernardino 1925
Chula Vista San Diego 1926
Clearwater Los Angeles 1927
Clearwater Los Angeles 1930
Clovis Fresno 1929
Coachella Riverside 1928
Colma San Mateo 1926
Colton San Bernardino 1928
Compton Los Angeles 1938
Concord Contra Costa 1926
Corcoran Kings 1928
Corning Tehama 1931
Corona Riverside 1928
Costa Mesa Orange 1928
Courtland Sacramento 1926
Covina Los Angeles 1929
Crockett Contra Costa 1929
Cucamonga San Bernardino 1929
Culver City Los Angeles 1929
Daly City San Mateo 1927
Danville Contra Costa 1925
Decoto Alameda 1926
Delano Kern 1926
Del Rey Fresno 1929
Dinuba Tulare 1925
Dorris Siskiyou 1929
Duarte Los Angeles 1929
Earlimart Tulare 1926
El Cajon San Diego 1929
El Cerrito Contra Costa 1926
El Monte Los Angeles 1925
El Segundo Los Angeles 1929
Elk Grove Sacramento 1926
Elsinore Riverside 1925
Encinitas San Diego 1929
Escondido San Diego 1927
Esparto Yolo 1926
Exeter Tulare 1926
Fallbrook San Diego 1925
Fillmore Ventura 1929
Firebaugh Fresno 1929
Folsom Sacramento 1925
Fontana San Bernardino 1926
Fontana San Bernardino 1929
Ford City Kern 1928
Fremont see Centerville,
Irvington, Niles, Mission San Jose
Fortuna Humboldt 1926
Fullerton Orange 1927
Galt Sacramento 1926
Garden Grove Orange 1929
Gardena Los Angeles 1929
Gerber Tehama 1930
Gilroy Santa Clara 1926
Glendora Los Angeles 1928
Goleta Santa Barbara 1930
Gonzales Monterey 1926
Greenville Plumas 1930
Grimes Colusa 1928
Guadalupe Santa Barbara 1929
Guerneville Sonoma 1929
Hawthorne Los Angeles 1927
Hermosa Beach Los Angeles 1927
Holtville Imperial 1930
Indio Riverside 1928
Irvington Alameda 1926
Isleton Sacramento 1925
Isleton Sacramento 1928
Kingsburg Fresno 1929
Laguna Beach Orange 1925
La Habra Orange 1926
La Jolla San Diego 1926
La Mesa San Diego 1929
Lancaster Los Angeles 1927
Lankershim Los Angeles 1927
Lemon Grove San Diego 1929
Lennox Los Angeles 1927
Lincoln Placer 1928
Lindsay Tulare 1926
Livingston Merced 1929
Locke Sacramento 1927
Lodi San Joaquin 1926
Loma Linda San Bernardino 1928
Lomita Los Angeles 1926
Lone Pine Inyo 1928
Long Beach (Pacific SW Expo) Los Angeles 1928
Loomis Placer 1926
Los Altos Santa Clara 1926
Los Angeles County Oil Map Los Angeles 1925
Los Banos Merced 1926
Los Gatos Santa Clara 1928
Loyalton Sierra 1930
Madera Madera 1929
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles 1928
Maricopa Kern 1926
McCloud Siskiyou 1925
McFarland Kern 1928
Menlo Park San Mateo 1888 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Menlo Park San Mateo 1891 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Menlo Park San Mateo 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Menlo Park San Mateo 1904 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Menlo Park San Mateo 1908 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Menlo Park San Mateo 1925 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Menlo Park San Mateo 1944 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mentone San Bernardino 1928 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1885 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1888 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1891 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1898 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1907 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1922 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Merced Merced 1950 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Meridian Sutter 1928 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Meridian Sutter 1931 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Middletown Lake 1890 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Middletown Lake 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Middletown Lake 1911 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Middletown Lake 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mill Valley Marin 1903 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mill Valley Marin 1908 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mill Valley Marin 1924 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mill Valley Marin 1948 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Millbrae San Mateo 1921 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Millbrae San Mateo 1926
Millbrae San Mateo 1926 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Millbrae San Mateo 1949
Millbrae San Mateo 1949 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Milpitas Santa Clara 1893 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Milpitas Santa Clara 1908 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Milpitas Santa Clara 1930 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Milton Calaveras 1890 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Milton Calaveras 1895 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Milton Calaveras 1908 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mission Beach San Diego 1928
Mission Beach San Diego 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mission Beach San Diego 1937 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mission San Jose Alameda 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mission San Jose Alameda 1916 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mission San Jose Alameda 1932 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1885 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1888 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1891 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1894 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1907 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1919 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Modesto Stanislaus 1950 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mohave Kern 1896 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mohave Kern 1907 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mohave Kern 1923 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mohave Kern 1928 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mokelumne Hill Calaveras 1890 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mokelumne Hill Calaveras 1895 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mokelumne Hill Calaveras 1898 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mokelumne Hill Calaveras 1912 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Mokelumne Hill Calaveras 1930 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1888 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1892 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1907 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1913 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1927 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monrovia Los Angeles 1942 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 36
Monterey Monterey 1928
Monterey Park Los Angeles 1925
Montrose Los Angeles 1929
Morgan Hill Santa Clara 1926
Mt. Shasta City Siskiyou 1929
National City San Diego 1926
Newark Alameda 1925
Newcastle Placer 1925
Newhall Los Angeles 1927
Newport Beach Orange 1929
Niles Alameda 1929
North Sacramento Sacramento 1926
Norwalk Los Angeles 1930
Oakdale Stanislaus 1927
Oceanside San Diego 1925
Ojai Ventura 1929
Olive Orange 1926
Ontario San Bernardino 1928
Orcutt Santa Barbara 1909 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orcutt Santa Barbara 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orland Glenn 1889 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orland Glenn 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orland Glenn 1907 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orland Glenn 1912 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orland Glenn 1942 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orosi Tulare 1911 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orosi Tulare 1926 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Orosi Tulare 1928
Orosi Tulare 1932 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oroville Butte 1884 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oroville Butte 1890 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oroville Butte 1902 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oroville Butte 1909 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oroville Butte 1926 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oroville Butte 1949 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Owensmouth Los Angeles 1919 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Owensmouth Los Angeles 1927 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oxnard Ventura 1900 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oxnard Ventura 1903 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oxnard Ventura 1906 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oxnard Ventura 1912 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oxnard Ventura 1929
Oxnard Ventura 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Oxnard Ventura 1950 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pacific Grove Monterey 1888 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pacific Grove Monterey 1892 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pacific Grove Monterey 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pacific Grove Monterey 1905 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pacific Grove Monterey 1914 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pacific Grove Monterey 1926 Miller Library, Hopkins Marine Station
Pacific Grove Monterey 1926 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palm Springs Riverside 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palmdale Los Angeles 1918 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palmdale Los Angeles 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palms Los Angeles 1910 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1895 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1897 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1901 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1904 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1908 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1924 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Palo Alto Santa Clara 1949 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Parlier Fresno 1904 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Parlier Fresno 1907 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Parlier Fresno 1913 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Parlier Fresno 1919 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Parlier Fresno 1929 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Parlier Fresno 1932 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pasadena Los Angeles 1887 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pasadena Los Angeles 1888 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pasadena Los Angeles 1889 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pasadena Los Angeles 1890 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Pasadena Los Angeles 1894 G4361 G475 1984 S3 MF reel 43
Paso Robles San Luis Obispo 1926
Perris Riverside 1926
Pinole Contra Costa 1925
Pismo Beach San Luis Obispo 1931
Pittsburg Contra Costa 1927
Point Arena Mendocino 1946
Point Reyes Marin 1928
Pomona Los Angeles 1928
Porterville Tulare 1925
Portola Plumas 1926
Puente Los Angeles 1925
Quincy Plumas 1929
Rancho Cucamonga see Cucamonga
Randsburg Kern 1928
Redding Shasta 1930
Redlands San Bernardino 1928
Reedley Fresno 1926
Reseda Los Angeles 1929
Rialto San Bernardino 1929
Rio Vista Solano 1926
Riverbank Stanislaus 1925
Riverdale Fresno 1929
Rodeo Contra Costa 1925
Roseville Placer 1925
Salinas Monterey 1925
San Andreas Calaveras 1930
San Bruno San Mateo 1925
San Bruno San Mateo 1949
San Carlos San Mateo 1926
San Carlos San Mateo 1950
San Clemente Orange 1929
San Francisco San Francisco 1899 MFILM N.S. 10880
San Gabriel Los Angeles 1925
San Jacinto Riverside 1927
San Joaquin Fresno 1929
San Juan Bautista San Benito 1926
San Juan Capistrano Orange 1929
San Leandro Alameda 1928
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 1926
San Marino Los Angeles 1929
San Pablo Contra Costa 1928
Santa Maria Santa Barbara 1929
Santa Paula Ventura 1929
Saugus Los Angeles 1929
Sawtelle Los Angeles 1928
Seal Beach Orange 1931
Sebastopol Sonoma 1929
Shafter Kern 1926
Sierra Madre Los Angeles 1927
Soledad Monterey 1926
Sonora Tuolumne 1929
South Gate Los Angeles 1927
South San Francisco San Mateo 1925
Stanford see Palo Alto
Summerland Santa Barbara 1930
Sunnyvale Santa Clara 1930
Susanville Lassen 1929
Sutter Sutter 1928
Temple Los Angeles 1930
Tiburon Marin 1928
Tipton Tulare 1931
Torrance Los Angeles 1929
Tujunga Los Angeles 1930
Tulare Tulare 1926
Ukiah Mendocino 1929
Union City see Alvarado,
Decoto
Upland San Bernardino 1928
Upper Lake Lake 1929
Van Nuys Los Angeles 1926
Ventura Ventura 1928
Vernon (Cntr. Mfg. Dist.) Los Angeles 1926
Victor San Joaquin 1926
Victorville San Bernardino 1927
Walnut Creek Contra Costa 1926
Walnut Grove Sacramento 1927
Walnut Park Los Angeles 1926
Wasco Kern 1926
Wheatland Yuba 1928
Winters Yolo 1928
Woodland Yolo 1926
Yreka Siskiyou 1927
Yuba City Sutter 1927

Nevada

CityCountyDate
ElkoElko1927
Gold HillStorey1890 (facsimile; sheets 1-6,8,11)
Virginia CityStorey1890 (facsimile; sheets 1-6,8,11)

British Columbia

CityDate
Granville1885 (facsimile)

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Other Sources

Compiler: Phil Hoehn. Comments to Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Last modified: August 15, 2008

   
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