Map of the existing and proposed radial thoroughfares of the district and their connections


Map of the existing and proposed radial thoroughfares of the district and their connections

Item Information

Title:
Map of the existing and proposed radial thoroughfares of the district and their connections
Title (alt.):
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Metropolitan Improvements Commission
Description:
A comprehensive plan for improving traffic in the growing Boston urban area was submitted to the Metropolitan Improvements Commission in 1909 by Shurtleff, a visionary landscape architect. His scheme was simple, logical, and much ahead of its time. He proposed widening the radial roads emanating from the core and intersecting them with a series of concentric ring roads. Shown here are the existing and proposed radial roads.
Creator:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957
Contributor:
Massachusetts. Metropolitan Improvements Commission
Name on Item:
Arthur A. Shurtleff ; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Metropolitan Improvements Commission
Date:
1909
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
MapArt Collection
Subjects:
Highway planning--Massachusetts--Boston
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
412563098
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : [The Commission]
Notes:
Topographical sheets secured by courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.
From: Public Improvements for the Metropolitan District. Report of the Commission on Metropolitan Improvements, 1909.
Né Shurtleff, name changed in 1930.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 68 x 82 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:63,360
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001152
Barcode:
39999052508197
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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