Fire Insurance Map of Perry Knitting Co., 1906

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Title

Fire Insurance Map of Perry Knitting Co., 1906

Description

Sanborn Map Company created extremely detailed renderings (1:600 scale) for the purposes of fire insurance underwriters. Important details like building use, construction materials, water supplies, power plant, sprinkler systems, and more enabled accurate assessment of fire risk. They remain valuable tools for historical research because they were updated frequently. For the PKC, we have maps from the years 1884, 1894, 1900, and 1913. Taken together, they document a period of growth for the company.

In this cropped image, we see continued indications that PKC is growing into a much larger firm and requiring additional storage space to stockpile fuel, supplies, and finished products prior to shipment. Mill #3 has been completed, but already a yarn mill expansion is under construction. What comes to be known as Mill #4 is constructed of brick (perhaps due to insurance considerations) and is making paper boxes. Now we're up to six "fly-over" passageways connecting the manufacturing site.

Creator

Sanborn Map Company

Date

1906-01

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Digital ID #http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804pm.g3804pm_g061701906

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Type

Still image

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Map

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