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How to Use this Inventory

How To Locate Yourself

The material in this in­ventory is arranged in the form of annotated block diagrams. Each page in the inventory represents one block in the Town or, where the block system becomes less defined, one general area.

The Block Diagrams are numbered #1 to #100 and proceed sequentially through the Town as shown on the Orientation Map on the facing page. On the Orientation Map the number in the middle of each block or area represents the page number where in­formation on that area can be found.

In addition, more detailed street address (civic numbers) maps are included at the end of the inventory. These larger maps show not only the blocks and page numbers but all individual buildings and their street address as well.

On the large maps, page numbers are accented by a circle drawn around them.Because of the limitations of scale, the larger maps are laid out in sections but the reader who is already familiar with the Town should have no trouble using them. The less familiar reader, however, may need to refer back and forth between the detailed maps and the general Orientation Map on the facing page in order to accurately find his way through the Town.

Note that on the detailed street address maps some house numbers relate to streets parallel to the har­bour while others relate to the cross streets. In cases where there may be doubt about which street the house number refers to, e.g., on a corner lot, then the house is connected by an arrow to the street to which it relates.

Block Diagrams

Where a page represents a block, it is bounded by 4 streets, the names of which are shown at the top left and bottom right corners. Each photo represents a building in its approximate geographic location on the block.The text associated with each building more or less represents the property on which the building is located. Occasionally, blocks of text are outlined to make it clearer which building they refer to.

Each photo is identified by a street address. Along side the street address the year of construction is given either as a specific year (e.g. 1892), as a period (e.g. 1883-90) as a "prior to" date (e.g. pre 1879), or as an approximate circa, date (e.g. cl864).

These dates were deter­mined by the available documentary material — usually a combination of deed searches and analysis of the Church Map, the Bird's Eye Views (BEV's), and the Fire Insurance Plans. The Church Map and the BEV's are reproduced in this inventory and where reference is made to them, you can check for yourself.

Where the text makes reference to another building (e.g. ''see #272 Lawrence"), you should consult the detailed street maps at the end of the in­ventory and locate the building by its street ad­dress. The circled numbers in the middle of the block will then tell you which page you should turn to.

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Typical Old Town Block Diagram
Typical New Town Block Diagram
Typical Section of Detailed Street Address Map
Typical Outlying Area Block Diagram
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