Island Imagined



Title: Tignish. P.E.I. : : Population 500. No appliances. October 1888
Date Created: 188810
Date Issued: 1888
Name: Chas. E. Goad
Name: Chas. E. Goad, Civil Engineer
Abstract: This is an older (1888, revised to 1893) version of a fire insurance plan of the village of Tignish. A more updated plan is shown on the map Tignish_1910. The map shows the area near Chapel Road and the railway line. A key plan in the upper right corner provides context. The map shows the town divided into numbered blocks. It shows buildings, the street numbers of the buildings and their heights 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. Street names and the names of some residents have been added by hand. The map shows a portion of the P.E.I. Railway. The map shows street widths measured in feet. It states the community has "no appliances" in terms of firefighting resources. The map and the key plan have line scales in feet and compasses with north arrows. The north arrow on the key plan appears to point in the wrong direction--south rather than north.
Identifier: 4458_s6
Physical Description
  • 1 map: col.; 53 x 63 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: 50 feet/inch. Key plan: 500 feet/inch.
  • 46.951602, -64.033245
Topic: Towns and Villages
Topic: Railways
Country: Canada
Province: Prince Edward Island
County: Prince
Region/Lot: Lot 1
City: Tignish
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Physical Location: P.E.I. Public Archives and Records Office