Lot and block survey system

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The lot and block survey system is a method used in the United States and Canada to locate and identify land, particularly for lots in densely populated metropolitan areas, suburban areas and exurbs.wikipedia
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Subdivision (land)

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A subdivision survey is conducted to divide the original tract into smaller lots and a plat map is created.
Contemporary notions of subdivisions rely on the Lot and Block survey system, which became widely used in the 19th century as a means of addressing the expansion of cities into surrounding farmland.

Recorder of deeds

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The plat map is then officially recorded with a government entity such as a city engineer or a recorder of deeds.
To allow full access to deeds recorded throughout the office history, several indexes may be maintained, which include grantor–grantee indexes, tract indexes, and plat maps.

Plat

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The owners of a large tract of land would create a plat and subdivide the tract into a series of smaller lots to be sold to buyers.

Metes and bounds

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This large tract is typically defined by one of the earlier survey systems such as metes and bounds or the Public Land Survey System.

Public Land Survey System

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This large tract is typically defined by one of the earlier survey systems such as metes and bounds or the Public Land Survey System.

Land lot

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The lot and block survey system is a method used in the United States and Canada to locate and identify land, particularly for lots in densely populated metropolitan areas, suburban areas and exurbs.

Suburb

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The lot and block survey system is a method used in the United States and Canada to locate and identify land, particularly for lots in densely populated metropolitan areas, suburban areas and exurbs.

Commuter town

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The lot and block survey system is a method used in the United States and Canada to locate and identify land, particularly for lots in densely populated metropolitan areas, suburban areas and exurbs.

Land description

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The officially recorded map then became the legal description of all the lots in the subdivision.

World War II

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The method became widespread after the post World War II expansion into the suburbs when formerly rural areas became heavily populated and large tracts of rural land were divided into smaller lots.

Copenhagen Fire of 1728

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It destroyed approximately 28% of the city (measured by counting the number of destroyed lots from the cadastre), left 20% of the population homeless, and the reconstruction lasted until 1737.

Eastside Los Angeles

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They planned the laying out of streets of the present community of East Los Angeles and gifted East Side Park (the present Lincoln Park) to the city of Los Angeles.

John Strother Griffin

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They planned the laying out of streets and gifted East Side Park (the present Lincoln Park) to the city of Los Angeles.