All of this data helps to make the Explore App more exciting to use. The screenshot below shows its active development.
The data table on the left shows the information currently available in the Explore App about the building—its address, map year and (thanks to your work in the Document Building Material App) its brick building material. The more information that Citizen Historians like you gather through the Builder Apps, the more will be available for you to explore. From there, the time traveling possibilities are endless.
Curious about other historic firehouses in the Keweenaw? Keep using the Transcribe App to type in historic handwriting from the maps, and soon you will be able to search for firehouses by name—and much more. Perhaps you know your relative worked in a 1920s bakery, but you aren't sure where? Or you want to find all the foundries in the region? The more Citizen Historians who volunteer their time online, the sooner these kinds of searches will become more rewarding and fun. Join us! Learn more here.