||At this site you
will find the images of a complete six-sheet set of the
fire insurance maps for Milton, Ontario, published in
1927. The maps are colour-coded, and allowed insurance
firms to keep track of many details about the
buildings and homes, for example, whether they were made
of brick, wood, stucco, or a combination thereof.
Invaluable to historians at all levels of research, the
maps offer information which may be unique, especially
when buildings no longer exist.
The maps have been scanned and the
images subdivided for viewing on the computer screen. Note
that the maps are best viewed with the screen
resolution set to 800x600 or higher, hi-color (16-bit) or
true-color (24-bit). Because of the size of the map
images, older computers with less than 16 Mb RAM may
The keymap (part of Sheet 1)
shows the whole area covered; colour coding indicates the
individual sheets. You can click on any area of the
keymap to go to an enlarged view of that area. To go to
an adjacent map when looking at the enlarged views, click
on the directional hands or on the outer area of the map.
Or you can return to the keymap and click on another
area. Please note that these maps are intended for
personal research only.
To interpret symbols used on the maps,
you can look at the legend (also on Sheet 1).