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Wikipedia.com describes the Sanborn maps as follows:
Sanborn Maps is an American publisher of historical and current maps of US cities and towns. The maps were initially created to estimate fire insurance risks. The company's maps are frequently used for historical research, and for preservation and restoration efforts.

The Chaska History Center has the Sanborn Insurance maps for Chaska from the late 1800's to the early 1900's
show a drawing of each block in the city. Included within the block are
placement of houses, garages and other buildings including outhouses and barns.
They also show business.

These maps are very large at 3 feet by 3 feet and are kept rolled in tubes which can be hard to work with.

To solve this issue the Chaska History Center undertook project to digitize the Sanborn
maps and any other maps in our collection.
If you wish to take a look at the actual maps, please stop by for a visit.

Below is a listing of the maps in our collection:
or you can download a listing in PDF format

Warning: if you download the maps - some of them are very large files

 Type

Year
Description

 Sanborn

1880
 Map of Carver County with a list of property owners and occupations
  Sanborn

 1885-1
 Downtown only. 1st - 4th / Cedar/Pine/Chestnut + Iltis Brewery
  Sanborn

 1885-2
 Downtown only. 1/2 Chestnut and 4-7th St + 1/2 Chestnut/Walnut and 1-4th St
  Sanborn

 1891-1
 Block overview of downtown. 4-7th and Chestnut/Walnut/Oak
  Sanborn

 1891-2
 1st-4th St and Chestnut/Walnut/Oak
  Sanborn

 1891-3
 4th-7th St and Chestnut/Pine/Cedar
  Sanborn

 1891-4
 1st - 4th St and Chestnut/Pine/Cedar
 Map

1895
Pierson's Lake and Reidle Property
 Sanborn

 1897
 Chaska + Fullers Addition - shows lots only - dated Oct 30, 1897
 Sanborn

 1899-1
 Index and Key. Block overview of downtown. 1st - 3rd St and Hickory/Elm + Creamery of Hickory + Faber Brick Yard + Klein Brick Yard
 Sanborn

 1899-2
 1st - 4th St and Chestnut/Pine/Cedar
 Sanborn

 1899-3
 1st - 4th St and Walnut/Oak
 Sanborn

 1899-4
 3rd - 7th St and Chestnut/Walnut/Oak + Greiner & Corning's Brick Yard
 Sanborn

 1899-5
 4th - 7th St and Chestnut/Pine/Cedar + Peter Iltis Estate + Chaska Brewery
 Sanborn

 1911-1
 Index + Key. Downtown Block overview. 1st - 3rd St and Hickory/Elm + Samels Bros Creamery + Chaska Canning Co
 Sanborn

 1911-2
 1st - 4th and Chestnut/Pine/Cedar
 Sanborn

 1911-3
 1st - 4th St and Chestnut/Walnut/Oak
 Sanborn

 1911-4
 4th - 6th St and Chestnut/Walnut/Oak + Chaska Brewery
 Sanborn

 1911-5
4th - 6th St and Chestnut/Pine.Cedar + Klein Brickyard
 Sanborn

 1924-1
Index - Full downtown block map + American Beet Sugar Co
 Sanborn

 1924-2
 3rd - 6th St and Pine/Chestnut/Walnut/Oak
 Sanborn

 1924-3
 Levee - 3rd St and Pine/Chestnut/Walnut/Oak
 Sanborn

 1924-4
 3rd - 6th and Elm/Cedar/Pine + corner of Hickory showing Samels Bros Canning
 Sanborn

 1924-5
 Levee - 3rd St and Hickory/Elm/Cedar/Pine
 Sanborn

 1924-6
 3rd-6th St and Oak/Ash/Maple/Beech
 Sanborn

 1924-7
 2nd-3rd St and Oak/Ash/Maple/Beech
 Sanborn

 1924-8
 Chestnut/Walnut north of 6th St (Old 212) + Chaska Brick and Tile + Klein Brick Yead +1st and Hickory
 Geological Survey

1972
 US Dept of Interier Geological Survey - Shakopee Quadrangle in color. Shows Chaska and Shakopee
 Annexation

 2004
 Annexation Timetable for City of Chaska
 Map

2005
 City of Chaska Street Map
 Map

 unknown
Downtown map showing blocks and lots
 Wetlands

unknown
 National Wetland Inventory - City of Chaska



 
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