The Sanborn Map building is rich in history. It was built in 1905 by The Sanborn Map Company, one of the largest and oldest map companies in the country. During the second World War, the building was under constant surveillance by the F.B.I. due to the highly classified allied invasion maps that were stored there. The Sanborn Map Company still occupies a major portion of the buildings first floor.
The Sanborn Map building is classic both inside and out. It is situated on a beautiful 5 acre parcel in a secure and upscale residential area of Pelham, NY with proximity to major areas of commerce. The expansive brick building houses 75,000 sq. ft. spread out over three floors. The traditional façade is adorned with unique, century old relief sculptures of ancient mapmakers. These eye-catching stone carvings serve as a visual reminder of the landmark status of the building. The entire building is very loft-like with 14 foot ceilings, hardwood floors and an abundance of operable 10-foot windows. Some areas also have exposed brick walls bringing added character and charm to the space.