Atlas of the city of Boston : city proper and Roxbury : plate 13


Atlas of the city of Boston : city proper and Roxbury

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Title:
Atlas of the city of Boston : city proper and Roxbury : plate 13
Description:
Providing the link between the Public Garden and the Emerald Necklace, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall was Boston’s answer to majestic Parisian boulevards. Designed by architect Arthur Gilman, and incorporated into the park system in 1894, Commonwealth Avenue Mall was the centerpiece of the Back Bay’s widest and most manicured thoroughfare. The Mall extends from the Public Garden to present-day Massachusetts Avenue. To create a uniform and appealing space, strict building codes were enforced along the avenue. The result is a grand spatial corridor comprised of stately homes and deliberate green spaces. This map shows the extent of the Mall from Exeter Street to West Chester Park (now Massachusetts Avenue).
Creator:
Bromley, George Washington
Creator:
Bromley, Walter Scott
Date:
1890
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Real property--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Landowners--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Back Bay (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBack Bay
Publisher:
Philadelphia : G.W. Bromley & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012-2013.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 51 x 77 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:1,200
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_012877
Call #:
G1234.B6 B7 1890
Barcode:
39999059011088
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