Forest Hills Cemetery : consecrated June 28th, 1848 : area 203 acres


Forest Hills Cemetery

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Title:
Forest Hills Cemetery : consecrated June 28th, 1848 : area 203 acres
Description:
In 1848, Henry Dearborn, the mayor of Roxbury, spearheaded the project to develop Forest Hills Cemetery to alleviate overcrowded burial grounds. Nearly two decades prior, Dearborn had designed Mount Auburn Cemetery, the nation’s first rural cemetery. Like its predecessor, Forest Hills was designed in the picturesque romantic style, featuring curvilinear paths and roads lined by naturalistic plantings, and dramatic tombs and monuments. Today, Forest Hills remains an active burial ground, open-air museum, green space, and arboretum. Though not part of the Emerald Necklace, Forest Hills abuts Franklin Park and is a short distance from Arnold Arboretum, forming an informal supplement to the park system.
Surveyor:
Wood, Charles H. W.
Lithographer:
Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Name on Item:
Chas. H.W. Wood, surveyor
Date:
1895
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Forest Hills Cemetery (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonJamaica Plain
Publisher:
Boston : Geo. H. Walker & Co. lith.
Notes:
Conservation of this piece was funded by an anonymous donor.
Oriented with north to the lower right.
Includes 6 illustrations and list of trustees for 1895.
Plan dated Jan. 1, 1895.
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 ; 59 x 59 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:2,400
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016347
Call #:
G3764.B6:2F6G54 1895 .W66
Barcode:
39999085945812
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