Atlas of the city of Boston, Boston proper and Back Bay : plate 22


Atlas of the city of Boston, Boston proper and Back Bay

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Title:
Atlas of the city of Boston, Boston proper and Back Bay : plate 22
Description:
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted began his first Boston project in 1878, when the Boston Park Commissioners hired him to design the Back Bay Park (now the Fens), both as a sanitary improvement to the polluted and flood-prone Stony Brook and Muddy River, and as a public recreation ground. Charlesgate, as it appears here, was intended as the meeting place of the Fens and the Charles River, although the mid-20th century construction of Storrow Drive and the Bowker Overpass divided them for over 60 years. Today, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Department of Transportation are working on a Charlesgate Greenway, which will reconnect the Fens and the Charles River Basin.
Creator:
G.W. Bromley & Co.
Date:
1938
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Real property--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Landowners--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Back Bay (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBack Bay
Publisher:
Philadelphia : G.W. Bromley & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 51 x 77 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:960
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_014593
Call #:
G1234.B6 B7 1938
Barcode:
39999059011690
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