Atlas of the city of Boston, West Roxbury : plate 12


Atlas of the city of Boston, West Roxbury

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Title:
Atlas of the city of Boston, West Roxbury : plate 12
Description:
Just east of the Arnold Arboretum is Franklin Park, a 485-acre expanse that became part of the park system in 1885. Envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted as a restful space for Bostonians to recuperate from the stresses of city life, Franklin Park was the place where nature and health met.As this 1896 map illustrates, the park was designed to appeal to a diverse community with designated spaces for quiet repose, as well as those for more invigorating activities such as athletics. However, at the request of citizens, this quiet country park eventually included more stimulating forms of entertainment.
Creator:
Bromley, George Washington
Creator:
Bromley, Walter Scott
Date:
1896
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
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonWest Roxbury
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonRoxbury
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 1:3,600
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_013068
Call #:
G1234.B6 B7 1896
Barcode:
39999059011278
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