CityOfBoston Official An official website of the City of Boston

This is the website for the City of Boston’s new Planning Department, which launched on July 1. The staff and many responsibilities of the Boston Planning & Development Agency have moved to the Planning Department of the City of Boston including planning & zoning, urban design, development review, and real estate divisions. Please excuse any misalignment you may see on our site as we transition to the City. Learn more

The Boston Atlas

Atlases by Neighborhood

From the late 1800s until the late 1930s, fire insurance maps by the Bromley Company and others provided a detailed view of the city. Materials used for and ownership of the buildings are depicted on the maps. Fire hydrants and water pipes are detailed. Use the map below to explore or view the listing and choose from over 50 atlases sorted by neighborhood.

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