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Map of the metropolitan district of Boston, Massachusetts : showing the existing public reservations and such new open spaces as are proposed by Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect, in his report to the Metropolitan Park Commission

Map of the metropolitan district of Boston, Massachusetts

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Title:
Map of the metropolitan district of Boston, Massachusetts : showing the existing public reservations and such new open spaces as are proposed by Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect, in his report to the Metropolitan Park Commission
Description:
This 1893 map was included in Charles Eliot's report to the newly formed Metropolitan Park Commission (the forerunner of the DCR). The Commission was dedicated to preserving green spaces within a ten-mile radius of Boston. Due to a surging immigrant population and chaotic development in the late 19th Century, open space was disappearing at an alarming rate. As the Commission's first landscape architect, Eliot declared " …crowded populations, if they would live in health and happiness, must have space for air, for light, for exercise, for rest, and for the enjoyment of that peaceful beauty of nature …" This topographic map illustrates the open spaces he hoped to protect.
Creator:
Eliot, Charles, 1859-1897
Creator:
Massachusetts. Metropolitan Park Commission.
Date:
1893
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Recreation areas--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Open spaces--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Massachusetts--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 59 x 65 cm.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
Boston, Mass : [Metropolitan Park Commission]
Notes:
Relief shown by contours.
"Contour interval 20 feet."
From: House No. 150, Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners, January, 1893.
"Dated January 2d 1893."
Scale:
Scale 1:62,500
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003031
Call #:
G3764.B6E63 1893 .W3
Barcode:
39999058997253