Proposed parks and parkways


Proposed parks and parkways

Item Information

Title:
Proposed parks and parkways
Description:
In 1876, a group of concerned Bostonians held a public meeting in Faneuil Hall to address the public health issues facing the city: an ever-rising population, widespread illness, a surging death rate, air pollution, and diminishing public space. The solution, they determined, lay in a public park system. This map shows the Boston Park Commissioners’ early vision of a system of connected parks and parkways winding through the city. Two years later, Boston tasked Frederick Law Olmsted with creating such an urban park system; once completed, his “Emerald Necklace” would be the country’s first integrated system of public parks.
Creator:
Boston (Mass.). Park Commissioners.
Date:
1876
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Parks--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : [Park Dept.]
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Printed for Park Department City of Boston.
Distance from downtown Boston shown by cocentric circles.
Includes refernces.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 60 x 51 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:26,800].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004254
Call #:
G3764.B6G52 1876 .B67x
Barcode:
39999059005577
Terms of Use:
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