Access to fire insurance maps:
|California||Los Angeles, Santa Clara|
|District of Columbia||District of Columbia|
|Illinois||Cook, DuPage, Lake|
|New Jersey||Essex, Hudson|
|New York||Borough of Richmond, Bronx, Kings, Queens|
In Chicago, there were other Fire Insurance Map companies.
|Robinson||1886||Encyclopedia of Chicago (Entire) or Plates|
|Greeley-Carlson||1891||Second Atlas of The City of Chicago (NU Library)|
|Bromley||1891||Chicago Imagebase (UIC), Near West plate only.|
|Rascher||1890-1892||University of Illinois at Chicago Library|
Other libraries which has historic fire insurance maps/atlases are:
Chicago History Museum (formerly known as: Chicago Historical Society)
Collection of many original fire insurance maps/atlases for Chicago and some suburbs. (1866-, paper & microfilm)
Illinois Regional Archived Depository (IRAD), Northeastern Illinois Univ.
A nearly complete set of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for northeastern Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago (1907-1972 in print.)
Center for Research Libraries
Holds microfilm of all Sanborn fire insurance maps of United States in the Library of Congress (1867- 1970, microfilms)
Chicago Public Library
Some of the Chicago Public Library branches hold original papger Sanborn fire insurance maps of local area. Also check your local libraries if you live outside of the City of Chicago. Some libraries have genealogical research collections including paper/digital Sanborn maps.