Proposed Charles River Park


Proposed Charles River Park

Item Information

Title:
Proposed Charles River Park
Description:
By the late 19th century, Boston was a flourishing industrial city, but this success cost many workers their health, as they performed sedentary jobs in enclosed, dirty spaces. Cambridge manufacturer Charles Davenport proposed an esplanade running along the Charles River and parallel to Commonwealth Avenue. Shown here, this water park was intended to provide relief to city dwellers. The Charles River Esplanade that we recognize today, however, was yet to come: built in 1910 as part of the Charles River Dam construction, the Esplanade—known then as the Boston Embankment—would be expanded in the 1920s and 1930s by landscape designer Arthur Shurcliff.
Creator:
Davenport, Charles.
Creator:
J.H. Bufford's Lith
Creator:
A. Williams & Co
Name on Item:
engraved for C. Davenport.
Date:
[1880?]
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
Parks--Massachusetts--Cambridge--Maps
City planning--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
City planning--Massachusetts--Cambridge--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Cambridge (Mass.)--Maps
Charles River (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Cambridge
MassachusettsCharles
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : J.H. Bufford's Sons
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Exhibited: "Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012-2013.
Shows part of Cambridge.
"To be obtained at A. William & Co."
Insets: View from the foot of Mt. Vernon St. -- [Map of Boston and vicinity].
Includes table of areas and radial distances from City Hall.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 48 x 55 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:21,100].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002644
Call #:
G3764.B6:2E8 1880 .D3
Barcode:
39999058996552
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