Lynn Woods : Lynn, Massachusetts


Lynn Woods

Item Information

Title:
Lynn Woods : Lynn, Massachusetts
Pamphlet title
Lynn Woods, Massachusetts : illustrated
Description:
In 1881, after the Lynn Water Department dammed a defunct millpond in Lynn Woods, a group of local recreationists formed a public trust to preserve the forest. The following year, the state legislature passed the Massachusetts Park Act, enabling any town in the Commonwealth to establish a park commission and acquire lands within its borders. Shortly thereafter, the Trustees of the Free Public Forest purchased parkland and hired Frederick Law Olmsted as a design consultant. Admiring Lynn Woods as a “real forest,” Charles Eliot hoped to incorporate the reservation into the Metropolitan Park System. This aerial view showcases the woods and ponds so admired by Eliot and the people of Lynn.
Creator:
Geo. H. Walker & Co
Date:
[ca. 1904]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Lynn (Mass.)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsEssex (county)Lynn
Publisher:
Boston : Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2018.
Bird's-eye view.
Includes historical description of the Park.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 40 x 66 cm. + pamphlet
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001578
Call #:
G3764.L9A3 1904 .G46
Barcode:
39999058989276
Terms of Use:
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