Researching Historic Buildings

By Jack Barry • August 26th, 2009

Research Resources Useful for Researching Historic Buildings

One can research the ownership history of the building lot without regard to the building upon it. This generally involves a title search of the property going back in time to shortly before the building was built.

Assessor’s Parcel Maps | Title Search Materials | Historic Real Estate Documents | Sanborn Insurance Maps | Building Permits | Building Contracts | Assessment Rolls | Water Department Records | Architectual Plans | People | Census Records | City Directories | Newspaper Indexes | City and County Histories | Context

 

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