Talk:Sanborn Maps

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This is... beyond awesome. Great stuff. — dscossontalk  12:36, 28 March 2009 (CDT)

Yeah, I could look at these things for hours. And I have been. — admin • talk  12:57, 28 March 2009 (CDT)

Block numbering[edit]

Do you think it's worth making articles for each of the blocks as numbered in these maps? There appears to be some consistency over the years. For example, that M. C. Blanchard Building thing I found a while back talked about Blocks 10 and 11. — admin • talk  13:08, 28 March 2009 (CDT)

Everything in the City tracts which are gridded is broken into blocks numbers. For instance, I live in Block 63 of the East King Tract. You'll notice these block numbers are part of legal property descriptions. So... we could, sure. I'm not sure how much potential content there is for such articles. Maybe we could do them but only for "important" blocks? Or maybe a List of City blocks? — dscossontalk  07:32, 29 March 2009 (CDT)
Hmm. Maybe if we can find boundaries for the tracts, we could have a Google map in each with markets labeling their respective block numbers? Just a thought. — admin • talk  10:19, 29 March 2009 (CDT)
Yeah. Definitely. Boundaries for the tracts are not too much of a problem, just takes the time to put it all together. — dscossontalk  11:17, 29 March 2009 (CDT)


I was originally going to make a separate list of abbreviations for each map, but, while there are some differences, many abbreviations are shared or only slightly different, i.e. "Who." vs. "Whol." for "Wholesale"... and it seems silly to duplicate, so I have made one list. Placement in the article is kind of icky because lists make a lot of whitespace. If you have any other ideas as far as implementation, I'm open. — dscossontalk  11:17, 29 March 2009 (CDT)