City of Malden : 1881


City of Malden

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Title:
City of Malden : 1881
Description:
This view was probably commissioned to celebrate Malden's incorporation as a city in 1881. Not only was the drawing entitled City of Malden, but City Hall was identified as number one in the legend and was positioned almost at the center of the drawing. Not the most prominent building in the drawing, City Hall is yet easily spotted at the convergence of the five most prominent streets the northern and southern sections of Main Street with Pleasant, Salem, and Ferry Streets. The city is viewed from the south, looking north along the Malden River toward a prominent elevation (Wiatt's Hill) on the horizon. With a population of more than 12,000 at the time, the city was both an industrial center and a residential suburb. The legend identifies twenty-eight structures including six factories. The three largest, that manufactured rubber shoes, sand and emery paper, and leather goods, were located in the left foreground next to the river and between the two rail lines, one heading north and the other veering off to the northeast. The legend also identifies nine churches, four schools, a post office, a public library, and seven railroad stations on the two rail lines. Together with a horse-drawn street car line running along Main and Pleasant Streets, these structures give proof of the city's identity as a residential suburb.
Creator:
Downs, A. E. (Albert E.)
Creator:
O.H. Bailey & Co
Date:
1881
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Malden (Mass.)--Aerial views
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Malden
Publisher:
Boston : O.H. Bailey & Co.
Notes:
Bird's-eye view.
Indexed for points of reference.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 47 x 66 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001828
Call #:
G3764.M2A3 1881 .D6
Barcode:
39999058989979
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