Researching Building History & Fire Insurance Plans

I have researched hundreds of buildings and properties in cities and towns throughout British Columbia for the past 18 years. During that time, I have visited a myriad of Libraries, Archives, Museums, Universities and Municipal Halls. I have learned where to go to get the specific information I need. Because of my experience and knowledge, I can efficiently and thoroughly research a property without wasting valuable time.

My experience has made me appreciate our history and I have developed a passion of photography of heritage buildings and landmarks. These photos can be seen in my Heritage Building Gallery on Flickr. In addition to the photos, most are accompanied by a Statement of Significance.

For buildings that have not been previously researched by others, I will do some research myself. I have received many accolades for my heritage photos from fellow photographers, museums, archives and other heritage experts.

Building History Research

Researching a building and/or a parcel of land requires numerous sources of historical information:

  • Fire Insurance Plans
  • Historical City Directories
  • Municipal Permits
  • Aerial Photographs
  • Historical Title Search
  • Interviews building owners/managers
  • Online research

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If you have any questions regarding my services or want to license my photos, please feel free to contact me any time.

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