Historical map of Watertown, 1630-1930


Historical map of Watertown, 1630-1930

Item Information

Title:
Historical map of Watertown, 1630-1930
Description:
Mary Hotz designed this map as a high school student in 1930, for a poster contest celebrating the 300th anniversary of Watertown, Massachusetts. Her map of historical Watertown, complete with Native Americans, houses, churches, arsenals, courthouses, taverns, mills, schools and statues was the winning entry. Hotz combined recent and past history in this colorful and detailed map, which she shared with local community clubs, and President Calvin Coolidge, who had family ties to the town. She eventually attended art school in Boston, but never practiced professionally; however, her map appeared for years in official buildings and private residences throughout Watertown.
Creator:
Hotz, Mary B.
Cartographer:
Hotz, Mary B.
Name on Item:
Mary B. Hotz
Date:
1930
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Watertown (Mass.)--Maps
Pictorial maps
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
Publisher:
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]
Notes:
Includes illustrations, notes and decorative border.
Inset: The original map of Watertown.
Several other printings of this map were issued, with color overprint and in various scales.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 41 x 67 cm, on sheet 53 x 79 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:9,500
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_014645
Call #:
G3764.W3A5 1930 .H68
Barcode:
39999065704445
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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