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Finding Aid for the Collection of Tract Maps and Cadastral Maps of Southern California, 1868-1937
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Index of Tractmaps with Dates

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Tract Maps and Cadastral Maps of Southern California
    Date (inclusive): 1868-1937
    Collection number: 349
    Extent: 3 oversize boxes 5 oversize folders
    Abstract: The tract and cadastral maps in this collection are of real estate developments located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties. The maps are listed by location using the Thomas Brothers Maps' Los Angeles County Popular Street Atlas, 1931 and Orange County, 1981. A few maps fall outside of this territory, and for these, relevant leaves of the Thomas ... Riverside County, 1978, and Ventura County, 1979, have been included.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Tract Maps and Cadastral Maps of Southern California (Collection Number 349). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    History

    Tract maps present certain problems in indexing or cataloging since they do not all have a common element such as a name or a cartographer. The approach, therefore, that seems most logical is to list the maps by location. The locator used by the Cadastral Map Collection is the Thomas Brothers Maps' Los Angeles County Popular Street Atlas, 1931 and Orange County, 1981. A few maps fall outside of this territory, and for these, eleven leaves of the Thomas ... Riverside County, 1978, and Ventura County, 1979, have been included. The location is designated by atlas page number and grid coordinates (the area where the letters printed across the top of the page intersect the numbers printed down the side). This location designation has been used as the call number of individual maps.
    There are various ways of approaching this collection. If the name of a tract is known, it is listed alphabetically in the finding aid. In addition, there are chronological and location (call) number lists. Few maps have all of these elements. If the location of the tract map is all that is known, the Thomas Atlas must be checked to find a location designation. The finding aid must then be consulted to see if a map exists for that location.
    When more than one tract appears on a map, each tract has been given its own location designation. The first such location designation has been used for the call number and all other tracts have bee cited with a see reference to that number.
    Where information about the owner or realtor is available, it has been included in the finding aid.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of tract and cadastral maps of real estate developments, some projected but never realized, located in Los Angeles and vicinity. Most tracts are located in Los Angeles and Orange counties, but some are in Riverside and Ventura counties. Tracts are listed alphabetically, chronologically, and by location (call) number in the finding aid.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically by name of tract.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Land subdivision--California, Southern.
    Real property--Maps.
    California, Southern--Maps.

    Related Material

    Index of Tractmaps with Dates

    Mott Tract 1868-69
    San Fernando, Town of 1874(?)
    San Fernando, Town of 1874(?)
    San Juan By-The-Sea 1878
    Sausal Redondo Rancho, Map of the Southern Part of 1884
    Alcantara Grove Tract 1886
    Wiliamson Tract 1886
    Rancho Potrero De Felipe Lugo 1886
    Rancho Potrero De Felipe Lugo 1886
    Diamond Street Tract 1887
    Lakeside Tract 1887
    University Tract (University of Southern California), The 1887
    University Tract (University of Southern California), The 1887
    Port Ballona 1887
    Claremont 1887
    Bardsdale Tract, R.G. Surdam's Plot of the 1887
    Forster's Addition to San Juan Capistrano 1888
    Lankershim Ranch 1888
    Lankershim Ranch 1888
    Redondo Beach 1888
    Redondo Beach 1888
    Willmore, Official Plat of the Town of 1880s
    Rancho La Ballona 1880s
    Playa Del Rey 1880s(?)
    Centinella Rancho 1880s(?)
    Inglewood 1880s(?)
    Sausal Redondo Rancho 1880s(?)
    Los Angeles Trust Company 1880s(?)
    Walnut and Bean Land Company 1880s(?)
    Golden Gate Tract 1891
    Child's Heights 1891(?)
    Wolfskill Tract 1893
    Adams Street Tract 1894
    Westmoreland Place and Tract 1902
    Westmoreland Place and Tract 1902
    Garfield Heights 1904(?)
    Beverly Hills, Portion of 1906
    Commonwealth Terrace 1910
    Commonwealth Terrace 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys--Lankershim Lands 1910
    Van Nuys 1910
    Marian, Town of 1910
    Owensmouth, Town of 1910
    Granada Place 1911
    South Porter Tracts 1911
    Keifer Tract 1911
    Hiscock and Smith's First Addition 1911
    M.L. Wicks Subdivision of Carbolino Cooper 1911
    Exposition Park Square, Mitchel's 1911-12
    Exposition Park Square, Mitchel's 1911-12
    Palisades, The 1912
    Hollenbeck Heights Tract 1912
    Seaside Terrace 1912
    El Segundo, Official Map of 1912
    Inglewood Acres 1912
    West Adams and Washington Boulevard Tract 1912
    El Segundo, Official Map of 1912-13
    El Segundo, Official Map of 1912-13
    Washington Park 1912(?)
    Los Angeles, Business Property Map of 1913
    Los Angeles, Business Property Map of 1913
    Inglewood 1913
    Hill Acreage 1913
    Inglewood Acreage 1913
    Hyde Park Acreage 1913
    Hill Acreage 1913
    Tract no. 215 1913
    Baldwin Acreage 1913
    Baldwin 500 Acres 1913
    College Site Acreage 1913
    Keating Acreage 1913
    New College Tract 1913
    Tract 1700 1913
    St. Vincent College Tract 1913
    Western Avenue Square 1913
    Kendall's Berry Tract 1913
    Derby Park Tract 1913
    Los Angeles Investment Cos House Factory and Yards 1913
    Bagley Tract 1913
    Hollywood 1913
    Hollywood 1913
    Colegrove 1913
    Ivanhoe 1913
    Elysian Park 1913
    Hill Street Lot 1913
    Olive Street Lot 1913
    Broadway Lot 1913
    Deeble Tract 1913
    Elder Place no. 1 1913
    Butler and Elder Tract 1913
    Elder Place no. 2 1913
    Rancho Sausal Redondo 1913
    Rodgers Park Tract--no. 1356 1913
    Rodgers Park Tract--no. 715 1913
    Loretta Park Tract 1913
    Figueroa Park Square Tract 1913
    Ivywild 1913(?)
    Harbor City 1914
    Untitled. 1914(?)
    Normal Place 1915
    Huos Tract (no. 6256) 1923
    Seventh council District, New 1929
    Seventh council District, New 1929
    Seventh council District, New 1929
    Seventh council District, New 1929
    Seventh council District, New 1929
    Overhill Unit 1929
    Malis Tract 37 Oil Syndicate 1920s(?)
    Burbank-Western Portion 1933
    Burbank-Western Portion 1933
    Alhambra, City of 1937
    Alhambra, City of 1937
    Alhambra, City of 1937
    Alhambra, City of 1937
    Alhambra, City of 1937
    Avalon, city of--Blocks 1-24 (Santa Catalina Isl) 1937