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Assessor’s block books of San Francisco
SFH 484  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Assessor’s block books of San Francisco
    Dates: 1951
    Collection Number: SFH 484
    Creator/Collector: Samuels, Louis C., 1912-1989.
    Extent: 44 volumes
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Block books owned by a San Francisco realtor.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Assessor’s block books of San Francisco. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, 2018-21

    Biography/Administrative History

    Louis C. Samuels sold real estate and insurance in San Francisco in the 1950s; he acquired these map books for use in his business.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Blueline maps showing measurements and ownership of San Francisco lots, arranged sequentially by block numbers 1-7380. Some properties have penciled annotations.

    Indexing Terms

    City blocks—California—San Francisco—Maps.
    Real property—California—San Francisco—Maps.
    Real estate agents—California—San Francisco.
    Samuels, Louis C., 1912-1989 – Archives.
    San Francisco (Calif.). Assessor’s Office.
    San Francisco (Calif.)—Maps.