Map of the existing and proposed circumferential thoroughfares of the district


Map of the existing and proposed circumferential thoroughfares of the district

Item Information

Title:
Map of the existing and proposed circumferential thoroughfares of the district
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 circumferential roads. A half century before Routes 128 and 495 would be completed, their necessity had been anticipated.
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--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Metropolitan Improvements Commission
Notes:
Relief shown by contours.
Thoroughfares overprinted on map derived from U.S.G.S. topographical maps.
Né Shurtleff, name changed in 1930.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 70 x 83 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:62,500
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001153
Barcode:
39999052508205
Terms of Use:
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