Blue Hills Reservation


Blue Hills Reservation

Item Information

Title:
Blue Hills Reservation
Description:
Charles Eliot was instrumental in the acquisition of the Blue Hills Reservation by the Metropolitan Park Commission in 1893. He believed that the reservation’s “wildness” offered a counterpoint to Boston’s intentionally manicured urban parks, such as the Public Garden. When the fledgling Metropolitan Park Commission acquired the Blue Hills and three other reservations, Park Commissioner Herbert S. Carruth declared, “There will be no attempt made to beautify them. We shall not even own a lawn mower.” This map, created by the Park Commission in 1905, uses hachures to show the “bold” elevation changes that Eliot celebrated for their panoramic views.
Creator:
Massachusetts. Metropolitan Park Commission.
Date:
1905
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Parks--Massachusetts--Milton--Maps
Blue Hills (Mass.)--Maps
Blue Hills Reservation (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsNorfolk (county)MiltonBlue Hills
Publisher:
Boston : C.J. Peters & Son Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Relief shown by hachures.
Extent:
1 map ; 29 x 48 cm.
Scale:
Scale [1:19,356].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_005309
Call #:
G3762.B54 1905 .M3
Barcode:
39999059012763
Terms of Use:
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