Souris East P.E.I.
This is a fire insurance plan of Souris East showing the the town in two (2) sections that are intended to be continuous. It was created in 1888 and revised to 1910. The map shows the area surrounding Main Street, from Chapel Avenue to the railway line, approximately. A key plan in the upper right corner provides context. The map sections show the town divided into numbered blocks. They show buildings with numbers assigned to them and their heights given in storeys. Buildings are colour-coded according to construction materials and/or use. A key on the right side explains the colour coding and symbols, which are used to depict architectural features. Labels on some buildings indicate their use. Names of some residents have been added in pencil. A portion of the P.E.I. Railway is shown. Souris Harbour and Colville Bay are shown outlined in blue. The map sections show street widths measured in feet. Text information from 1888 states the community has "no fire appliances" in terms of firefighting resources. That is revised in 1910 to indicate a hand pump and 550 feet of hose. The map sections and the key plan have compasses with north arrows. There are two (2) line scales in feet.