View of Watertown, Mass


View of Watertown, Mass

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Title:
View of Watertown, Mass : 1879
Description:
Bailey published a view of Watertown using a format and style similar to the Newton view. However, he changed the orientation and depicted the town from the south (or Newton) side, looking north. Watertown and Newton shared a similar geographical location in relation to Boston, but this view shows that Watertowns economy was more diversified with its own industrial base. The legend identifies eighteen important structures, including two factories, a stock yard, two banks, two hotels, a railroad station, five churches, and a number of public buildings. The two factories, located on the Charles River, are prominently positioned in the center foreground. They manufactured cast iron stoves (Walker, Pratt Manufacturing Company) and paper (Hollingsworth and Whitney). The stock yard is also prominently displayed at the right side of the drawing. Strangely, the Watertown Arsenal, located just east (right) of the stock yard, is not included. The arsenal was a major U.S. Army installation for the storage and manufacture of munitions from 1816 to 1968. The only hint of its existence is the street named Arsenal Road running by the stock yard.
Creator:
O.H. Bailey & Co
Date:
1879
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Watertown (Mass.)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
Publisher:
Boston : O.H. Bailey & Co.
Notes:
Bird's-eye view.
Includes index to points of interest and ancillary views of "Residence of Leonard Whitney" and "Hollingsworth & Whitney."
Extent:
1 view ; 43 x 65 cm., on sheet 56 x 71 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001826
Call #:
G3764.W3A3 1879 .O43
Barcode:
39999058989706
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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