300 S. 4th St. / 400 Spruce St. (SW corner of Spruce and 4th Sts.)

Fire Insurance Survey Footprints

These surveys were completed by the insurance company as part of the insurance policy when property was insured by its owner. They are valuable because they contain detailed descriptions of the property and sometimes include interior floor plans.


This 1843 insurance policy was done for Mrs. Margaret McDonough and clearly shows the interior layout of the building. It was revised in 1854 after changes were made to the property.

1843 revised 1854, Policy No. 4437, Franklin Fire Insurance Co.
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