Plan of burnt district, by fire of Nov. 9th and 10th 1872


Plan of burnt district, by fire of Nov. 9th and 10th 1872

Item Information

Title:
Plan of burnt district, by fire of Nov. 9th and 10th 1872 : showing street improvements as adopted by Board of Street Commissioners and City Council
Description:
The fire destroyed many businesses in the district including Boston's publishing houses. However, the citizens' spirit and civic pride were revealed, as they quickly rebuilt and implemented reforms in fire and building codes. This 1873 map outlines the burned district, and includes plans for improving streets within that vicinity. Realizing that poorly planned and overcrowded lanes had allowed the fire to spread so easily, the City widened seventeen streets and extended four in the area. Land was cleared to create Post Office Square, new firefighting infrastructure was constructed, and a new downtown rose out of the ashes.
Creator:
Davis, Thomas W., surveyor
Creator:
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company
Name on Item:
Thos. W. Davis, city surveyor.
Date:
1873
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : [s.n.]
Notes:
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
"Presented by the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company ..."
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 73 x 52 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:600. 1 inch to 50 feet.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004247
Call #:
G3764.B6E29 1873 .B67x
Barcode:
39999059005288
39999059005296
39999059005304
Terms of Use:
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