Map of the existing and proposed circumferential thoroughfares of the district
- Map of the existing and proposed circumferential thoroughfares of the district
- Title (alt.):
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Metropolitan Improvements Commission
A comprehensive plan for improving traffic in the growing Boston urban area was submitted to the Metropolitan Improvements Commission in 1909 by Shurtleff, a visionary landscape architect. His scheme was simple, logical, and much ahead of its time. He proposed widening the radial roads emanating from the core and intersecting them with a series of concentric ring roads. Shown here are the existing and proposed circumferential roads. A half century before Routes 128 and 495 would be completed, their necessity had been anticipated.
- Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957
- Massachusetts. Metropolitan Improvements Commission
- Name on Item:
Arthur A. Shurtleff ; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Metropolitan Improvements Commission
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Massachusetts > Suffolk (county) > Boston
- 1 map : col. ; 70 x 83 cm.
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Metropolitan Improvements Commission
Relief shown by contours.
Thoroughfares overprinted on map derived from U.S.G.S. topographical maps.
Né Shurtleff, name changed in 1930.