Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1930

RECORD GROUP: Map Collection
SERIES: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1930
DATES: 1930 with updates in 1956 and 1962
VOLUME: Two volumes
Sanborn map title page 1930

New Jersey Coast, 1930, Volume 5
Sanborn Map Company, New York


The Sanborn Map Company started making maps in 1866 and is still in the business. The maps were initially used to estimate fire insurance risks. The large scale lithographed street plans are now used for historical research, preservation and restoration efforts. In 1930, the Sanborn Map Company published a five-volume set of maps of the Jersey Coast.


Archives has Volume Two and Volume Five of the 1930 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in color. Structures are identified as fireproof, iron, stone, concrete, tile, brick, veneer, frame, number of windows, doors and stories, stable, garage, elevator, boiler, chimney, fire escape, sprinklers automatic, chemical, or not sprinklered, gasoline tanks, fire alarm boxes and more.

Volume Two is titled “New Jersey Coast New Jersey Volume Two,” and covers Allenhurst, Deal, Ocean Grove and Neptune, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbor and Ocean Township. Volume Two has updates from June 1940, April 1956, September 1958, February 1962, and February 1963.

Volume Five is titled “New Jersey Coast New Jersey Volume Five,” and covers Avon, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Neptune City, South Belmar, parts of Neptune and Wall Township. Volume Five has updates from November 1938, April 1949, and April 1956.

Updates of sections are cut out and glued onto the original page, so it is sometimes possible to see the earlier version under the glued on addition.


This volume is open to researchers.


The original volumes may be inspected at Archives during regular research hours, M-F, 9-4.


Not applicable.

Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-308-3771


The Sanborn map volumes were donated to the Archives by Joan Appleby on January 7, 2011, under Accession No. 2011-11.


A finding aid was created November 2015 by George Joynson. Volumes Two and Five were scanned December 2015.


The Sanborn Map Company is online at Sanborn Mapping Services. Princeton University Library has pre-1923 Sanborn online maps of Monmouth County. The Library of Congress, Geography & Map Reading Room has further information.