Local history enthusiasts will be excited to learn that we now offer Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo). This online historical map tool will only be available at our Broadmoor Branch, Main Branch, and Hamilton/South Caddo Branch.
FIMo provides user-friendly access to an extensive historical map collection, including color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases and similar land use maps for North America. Using this resource, you can explore maps from old neighborhoods, discover how an area changed over time, and learn about a building’s structure and design.
You can also look up information about building materials, find out how many floors and windows there were, and see if it was a residential building, place of business, or church. This is a useful tool for those looking to understand the history of an area and what life was like in the past.
To use FIMo, you will have to visit one of the branches in Shreveport below and access via our computers or WiFi at that location:
Learn more in this instructional handout