Sanborn Insurance Company, 1912. Elephant Folio. Very Good. Item #16192
A vibrant and exceedingly rare 1912 Sanborn Insurance Map of the historic business district of Easton, Maryland, depicting detailed building footprints as well as property owner names.
This beautiful piece is matted and framed under UV-protective glass.
While on the surface it appears that not much has changed over the last century, closer inspection reveals many differences.
The center of town features a courthouse much different than today, lacking the current wings and suited much more for the marketplace its grounds were for centuries. The town hall of 1912 no longer exists, sitting right in the middle of what is today West Dover Street.
The Ebenezer Methodist Church on Washington St is today a stage theatre. On East Dover Street, on ground now occupied by Shore United Bank stood a very early movie theatre, labeled as "Moving Pictures" on the map.
Many businesses are named, such as Easton Light & Fuel Co., C.W. Sigman Rags & Junk, The Talbot Bank, Easton National Bank, and the Star-Democrat Newspaper on East Dover Street, which operated out of the building which recently served as home to Vintage Books.
This map, originally one large page, has been separated into two, with matting along the center joining the two pieces.
The image measures 20 1/2" X 25 1/2" while the frame measures 26 1/2" X 31 1/2".
An incredible piece which would look great hanging in any modern day Talbot County home or Easton, Md business.
Local pickup only.