Blue Hills Reservation
- Blue Hills Reservation
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.
- Massachusetts. Metropolitan Park Commission.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Blue Hills (Mass.)--Maps
Blue Hills Reservation (Mass.)--Maps
MassachusettsNorfolk (county)MiltonBlue Hills
C.J. Peters & Son Co.
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.
- 1 map ; 29 x 48 cm.
- Call #:
G3762.B54 1905 .M3
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