Atlas of the city of Boston : city proper : plate P
- Atlas of the city of Boston : city proper : plate P
As seen in this 1883 map, Copley Square was once a large triangle. The unique shape of the Square was a result of its location at the junction of the older South End’s and the newer Back Bay’s street grids. Huntington Avenue met Boylston Street at a 45 degree angle, creating a number of triangular spaces in the region. Traffic passed through the square on Huntington Avenue until the late 1960s; however, in the 1980s the area was redesigned to appear as it does today, complete with a large green space for all to enjoy.
- G.W. Bromley & Co.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Back Bay (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBack Bay
G.W. Bromley & Co.
Exhibited: "Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012-2013.
- 1 map : color ; 51 x 77 cm
- Call #:
G1234.B6 B7 1883 v.1
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