Real Estate Atlases of Worcester

The Atlases provide information about property boundaries, plot sizes, ownership, building shapes, and materials.

The atlases are used by genealogists, environmental consultants, architectural historians, and the general public researching the history of their home. Along with the City Directories, Real estate atlases are one of the most heavily-used resources in the Library. The volumes, most of which date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, document the development of neighborhoods over time. 

Encapsulated Atlas plates are available in the library, all but 1922 can be accessed. Stop by the museum if you want to look at them or email for a research appointment.

Atlases were created from Official Records, Private Plans and Actual Surveys.