Plan and profiles of surveys from Farm Pond in Framingham and Long Pond in Natick, for supplying water to the City of Boston


Plan and profiles of surveys from Farm Pond in Framingham and Long Pond in Natick, for supplying water to the City of Boston

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Title:
Plan and profiles of surveys from Farm Pond in Framingham and Long Pond in Natick, for supplying water to the City of Boston
Description:
Beneath Our Feet: From the colonial settlement of Boston in 1630 until 1796, the City’s water supply came from underground wells and cisterns that collected rainwater. To alleviate the effects of using unhealthy and dirty water, the City installed the first underground water pipes in the late 1790s, drawing water from Jamaica Pond. An updated water supply plan, illustrated in this map, was conceived by civil engineer Loammi Baldwin in 1834. Baldwin’s plan called for water to be transported from Long Pond (now Lake Cochituate) in Natick via an above and below ground gravity aqueduct that would deposit good-quality water into a reservoir. From there, lead and cast iron pipes transported the water throughout the city.
Creator:
Perham, Benjamin Franklin, 1806-ca. 1837
Creator:
Baldwin, Loammi, 1780-1838
Creator:
Perham, Benjamin Franklin, 1806-ca. 1837
Creator:
Pendleton's Lithography
Name on Item:
L. Baldwin, engineer ... ; surveyed and drawn by B.F. Perham.
Date:
1834
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Water-supply--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Water-supply--Massachusetts--Natick--Maps
Water-supply--Massachusetts--Framingham--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Framingham
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Natick
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : Pendleton's Lithogy
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Relief shown by hachures.
"Sept. 30th, 1834."
Includes 4 profiles.
Extent:
1 plan ; 16 x 50 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:75,000].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002657
Call #:
G3764.B6N44 1834 .P4
Barcode:
39999058996750
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