Preliminary plan for Wood Island Park, East Boston


Preliminary plan for Wood Island Park, East Boston

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Title:
Preliminary plan for Wood Island Park, East Boston
Description:
Frederick Law Olmsted’s celebrated Emerald Necklace often eclipses his five smaller, isolated parks in Boston, like Wood Island Park in East Boston. Though this plan shows a simple park featuring few walks and a playing field, Olmsted would transform Wood Island into his largest neighborhood park, with forty-six acres of public beach, picnic areas, tennis courts, outdoor gymnasiums for men and women, playgrounds, and several promenades. Despite its popularity, the park was razed for the expansion of Logan Airport in the mid-20th century, setting off decades of community activism and park advocacy.
Creator:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Creator:
Boston (Mass.). Park Commissioners.
Date:
[1884]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Parks--Massachusetts--Boston
East Boston (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonEast Boston
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : s.n.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Oriented with north toward the upper left.
Inset: Key map showing connection of park with existing street system and railroads of East Boston.
Includes four sections of the grounds.
"F.L. Olmsted, landscape architect."
Extent:
1 plan ; 36 x 68 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:1,200.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003890
Call #:
G3764.B6:2E2 1884 .B67
Barcode:
39999059002566
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