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Where can I go online to learn about a building, based on its street address?

Asked by jm3 (55points) June 28th, 2008

I’m interested in finding out the history of the building, its zoning status, public information on previous occupants, etc.

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sccrowell's avatar

try That should do it!

Not sure you’ll find anything about who once lived there, it will tell you about the building.

sferik's avatar

I would check the locality’s property assessment website. For example, I was able to find this about an apartment I used to rent in Pittsburgh.

More generally, there's RealQuest and Google Base for Housing.

Also, EveryBlock is pretty good for finding civic goings-on in SF, NY, and Chicago, but this is on the block, not building, level.

jm3's avatar

Zillow only has residential homes, right? I’m looking for information on buildings that might be commercial or otherwise zoned.

sferik's avatar

Which locality are you interested in? San Francisco? Try SFParcel (warning: the user experience is about what you’d expect from a government website). It includes commercial, as well as residential, buildings.

Most big cities have a site similar to this one.

chaosrob's avatar

Check your county recorder’s website. A lot of them are putting plats and tax records online now. They can be very revealing.

BronxLens's avatar

For New Yor City addresses try the Dept.of Buildings

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