National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Digitized fire insurance plans of Canadian cities at Library and Archives Canada

The Library and Archives Canada has digitized much of its Canadian fire insurance plans originating with the Charles E. Goad Company fonds. The short form of the URL that will take you to the series-level description of the plans through which you can view lower-level descriptions and the item-level description with the digitized representations of the plans is The JPG images are of sufficient resolution that when downloaded can be used for research purposes. Higher resolution TIFF images can also be ordered.

Fire insurance plans are an extremely valuable archival research tool for environmental and urban studies. Congratulations to LAC on this accomplishment.

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