Map of Boston proper, showing proposed railroad tunnels and business streets


Map of Boston proper, showing proposed railroad tunnels and business streets

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Title:
Map of Boston proper, showing proposed railroad tunnels and business streets
Description:
This map outlines how the newly formed The Boston City Planning Board, began to address the rising demand for commuter rail service in 1914. Boston already had several subway lines (indicated with narrow red lines) but the board proposed two new underground tracks. One part of this underground system (rendered with a wide blue line) ran from the railroad tracks in the South End (now next to the Turnpike) to North Station, with five stations between Tremont and Hanover Streets. The wide green line was a proposed tunnel between North and South Stations with a new street above. This was a forerunner of the Central Artery. Nearly a century later, Bostonians are still discussing whether or not to add this rail line as part of the Central Artery Project.
Creator:
Boston (Mass.). City Planning Board
Contributor:
Walker Lith. & Pub. Co
Name on Item:
the City Planning Board, Boston, Mass.
Date:
1914
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
MapArt Collection
Subjects:
Roads--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Railroad tunnels--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : Walker Lith. & Pub. Co.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Oriented with north towards the upper right.
"To accompany report to Massachusetts Public Service Commission on the larger aspects of passenger transportation in metropolitan Boston."
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 66 x 83 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000095
Barcode:
39999052507587
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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