Series 1: Rural Property Inventory, c1936-1942
Unbound cars identified as form number 31A, Michigan State Tax Commission, W.P.A. Project S-110. Describes land, buildings, fences, crops, wood and forest timber, means of communication, and head and light. Arranged alphabetically by name of township, then numerically by section number. No index. Not complete for all counties included.
Offers year of inventory; number of school district; legal description; code; name of village, township, and county wherein located; name and post office address of individual assessed; together with amount of acreage within certain classifications. Classifications are: "A" Agricultural; "B" Special Agricultural; "C" Swamp; "D" Commercial Orchard, Vineyards, and Berries; "E" Forest and Timber Area, Farm Woodlot and Cut-Over; and "Other" sugar bush, road, marsh, lake, waste, and recreational.
Sketches of house and general land area are included. Building description includes type; year built or remodeled; dimensions in linear and cubic feet; condition and type of foundation, exterior roof, floor and utilities. Remarks may refer to stanchions and fixtures. Buildings of lesser importance such as cribs, poultry houses, garages, fruit storage and the like are described by brief narrative. Farm fences are described by kind and condition of fence posts. The "Woodlot and Forest Timber Tally" offers type, board feet, cord, stem cut, and density. V