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Title: Souris East P.E.I. : : Population 3,000. No appliances. Chas E Goad C. E. Montreal. October 1888
Date Created: 188810
Date Issued: 1888
Name: Chas. E. Goad
Name: Chas. E. Goad, Civil Engineer
Abstract: This is a fire insurance plan of Souris East showing the the town in two (2) sections that are intended to be continuous. It was created in 1888 and revised to 1910. The map shows the area surrounding Main Street, from Chapel Avenue to the railway line, approximately. A key plan in the upper right corner provides context. The map sections show the town divided into numbered blocks. They show buildings with numbers assigned to them and their heights given in storeys. Buildings are colour-coded according to construction materials and/or use. A key on the right side explains the colour coding and symbols, which are used to depict architectural features. Labels on some buildings indicate their use. Names of some residents have been added in pencil. A portion of the P.E.I. Railway is shown. Souris Harbour and Colville Bay are shown outlined in blue. The map sections show street widths measured in feet. Text information from 1888 states the community has "no fire appliances" in terms of firefighting resources. That is revised in 1910 to indicate a hand pump and 550 feet of hose. The map sections and the key plan have compasses with north arrows. There are two (2) line scales in feet.
Identifier: 4458_s6
Physical Description
  • 1 map shown in 2 sections: col.; The larger section is 31.5 x 62.5 cm. (irregular); The smaller section is 25 x 31.5 cm. (irregular). The page is 53 x 62.5 cm.
  • Paper map on cloth backing. The map has paper sections glued onto the original for the purpose of adding revisions. The map is a page bound into the book of Prince Edward Island fire insurance maps issued by Chas. E. Goad.
  • Scale: Map: 100 feet/inch. Key plan: 500 feet/inch.
Topic: Towns and Villages
Country: Canada
Province: Prince Edward Island
County: Kings
Region/Lot: Lot 45
City: Souris East
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Physical Location: P.E.I. Public Archives and Records Office