Click on the link below to take you to a Mapwarper page where you can see a map of Lindsborg from 1912 laid over a contemporary map. This feature gives you the ability to see the confines of the city – its built environment – as it existed in 1912 compared to today. The 1912 map is a Sanborn Map, which were maps created initially for the fire insurance industry and were published on an irregular basis. This 1912 map of Lindsborg gives the reader a sense for the community on the eve of World War I.
After clicking the link, zoom in or out of the map as you see fit, and use the slider at the bottom of the page to move from the 1912 map to the current day. Leave the slider in the middle to see bits of both maps simultaneously.