Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Charlottesville, Virginia (1920)
The links below allow the user to browse and search through images of the 1920 map book to view signficant portions of Charlottesville in 1920.
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The University of Virginia Library Special Collections Library holds two original full-sized books of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of the City of Charlottesville, produced in 1907 and 1920.
The 1920 map books were photographed using a Tarsia Technical Industries (TTI) Repro-Graphic Workstation equipped with TTI's Prisma 45 4"X5" digital camera at a resolution of 600 dpi, 24-bit color, and 100% scale to original size and saved as TIFF format images. For web display, the TIFF images were then resampled to 100 dpi and 8-bit color, reduced to four different pixel dimensions, and saved as JPEG format images using Adobe Photoshop 5.0.