Topographical history of south Boston. by Boston Landmarks Commission (Boston, Mass.)

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  • Annexation -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- South Boston.,
  • Bridges -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- South Boston.,
  • Fills (Earthwork) -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- South Boston.,
  • Real property -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- South Boston -- Speculation.,
  • Streets -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- South Boston.,
  • Topography -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- South Boston.,
  • Boston (Mass.) -- History -- South Boston.,
  • Boston (Mass.) -- Maps -- South Boston.

About the Edition

...excerpted from a December 1970 report of the Boston Landmarks Commission; describes the topographical changes to this peninsula; discusses it"s annexation, real estate speculation, bridges, street patterns, population growth, Fort Point Channel, Dorchester Flats, Castle Island, Nook, Leek and Birds Hill, residential character, landfill, Marine Park, Pleasure Island, Old Colony Housing Project, etc.; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection...

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“"[Boston: A Topographical History] is a lively history of the city from its founding up through the mids, the age of the so-called New Boston.

Whitehill clarifies such mysteries as the name Tremont, which refers to the three hills--Pemberton, Beacon, and Mount Vernon--that once stood where the now much-reduced Beacon Hill by:   excerpted from a December report of the Boston Landmarks Commission; describes the topographical changes to this peninsula; discusses it's annexation, real estate speculation, bridges, street patterns, population growth, Fort Point Channel, Dorchester Flats, Castle Island, Nook, Leek and Birds Hill, residential character, landfill, Marine Park, Pleasure Pages: The original book was written at the dawn of the urban renewal era in the s, but the updated chapters evaluate these projects and bring the reader up to the year or so.

More of a history of Boston's built environment, the book chronicles the political and physical expansion of the city over the centuries/5. the history of Boston." (p. 11) Wealth from the maritime trades in the post-Revolutionary city led to the diffusion of the population from the crowd‐ ed peninsula into South Boston, and to the west of the wharves.

Bridges across the Charles River into Cambridge, and along the Dorchester Neck facili‐ tated travel and settlement. Whitehill's. South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Boston, colloquially known as Southie, has undergone several demographic transformations since being annexed to the city of Boston in The neighborhood, once primarily farmland, is popularly known by its twentieth County: Suffolk.

Book Club: Boston - A Topographical History This will be the first in a series of book recommendations. The first edition, written by Walter Muir Whitehill, was published in Get this from a library.

Boston: a topographical history. [Walter Muir Whitehill; Lawrence W Kennedy] -- "This book covering more than years of the course of Boston's history has now been enlarged with an account of the city's new urban design, architecture, and historic preservation. In the last.

Written by a South Boston expatriate [who hasn't lived in South Boston for decades], the book: 'SOUTH BOSTON: My Home Town - The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood' (c.) by B.C. history professor Thomas H. O'Connor, ignored the usual tenets of logic and historiography and took a contingent and non-teleological world view of the history of his Cited by: 3.

"Fittest for such trade as can trade into England" --The eighteenth century --The Boston of Bulfinch --Cutting down the hills to fill the coves --Railroads and immigrants --The flight from the South End --The filling of the Back Bay --The westward movement --A decade of renewal.

The history of Boston plays a central role in AmericanPuritan colonists from England founded Boston, which quickly became the political, commercial, financial, religious and educational center of the New England region.

The American Revolution erupted in Boston, as the British retaliated harshly for the Boston Tea Party and the patriots fought back. before Boston which has likened itself to the hub of the universe. Whitehill's book is devoted to Boston's topographical evolu-tion in the period since the English first came to the Massachu-setts Bay.

To begin with, the Shawmut peninsula was connected on the south with the Roxbury mainland by a narrow neck that. The first major landmaking on South Boston's north shore, the Boston Wharf Company's wharf demarcated the eastern side of today's Fort Point Channel.

The Moakley Federal Courthouse now stands on the Fan Pier which was named for the railroad tracks that covered the combined Piers 1 and 2 at the entrance of the Fort Point Channel. [Boston: A Topographical History] is a lively history of the city from its founding up through the mids, the age of the so-called New Boston.

Whitehill clarifies such mysteries as the name Tremont, which refers to the three hills—Pemberton, Beacon, and Mount Vernon—that once stood where the now much-reduced Beacon Hill remains/5(2).

This book is a little different in scope than some of the other recommendations, but it's one of my favorites: Boston: A Topographical History by Walter Muir Whitehill. It covers the changes in landscape that shaped the current city layout, like the flattening of. - The people, places and events that created the community of South Boston.

See more ideas about South boston, Boston and History pins. The Atlas of Boston History traces the city’s history and geography from the last ice age to the present with beautifully rendered maps. Edited by historian Nancy S. Seasholes, this landmark volume captures all aspects of Boston’s past in a series of fifty-seven stunning full-color spreads.

The Head House - South Boston Marine Park. Pleasure Bay, South Boston The red arrow locates the Head House. The yellow arrow indicated the Aquarium.

Once upon a time, there was a giant gingerbread house at Pleasure Bay in South Boston. Actually, it was the Head House, designed by E.M.

Wheelwright and built in A. Topographical History of Boston, ca. This box contains a brief preface by Clough detailing the intentions of his project, an explanation of Clough's map numbering system, a brief biography of Clough, and a note by former MHS director Louis. Illustrated History of South Boston: Issued in Conjunction with and Under Auspices of the South Boston Citizens' Association: Comprising an Historic Record and Pictorial Description of the District, Past and Present Volume of Harvard social history/business preservation microfilm project.

Project 2a: Compiled by: Charles Bancroft Gillespie. A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston. Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff History of Boston Common. Boundary Extent and Fences of the Common olden passed peninsula persons Point Pond portion present purchased purpose Rainsford Island removed Roxbury Samuel Selectmen ship sold South Boston southerly side Spectacle Island 5/5(1).

Boston: A Topographical History. by Whitehill, Walter Muir A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More Seller Rating: % positive. Themes in the History of Boston Read - Topographical History of Boston by Whitehill & Kennedy (Preface - ) Film - American Experience - James Michael Curley - Scandalous Mayor Location-O'Neill Library Room February 2, The Tragedy of the West End of Boston Read - Urban Villagers by Gans - Preface, Chapters 1,5,13, Includes bibliographical references (p.

) and index "Fittest for such as can trade into England" -- The Eighteenth Century -- The Boston of Bulfinch -- Cutting Down the Hills to Fill the Coves -- Railroads and Immigrants -- The Flight from the South End -- The Filling of the Back Bay -- The Westward Movement -- A Decade of Renewal -- A Beacon once More -- Toward the Pages: Any good books about the history of Boston neighborhoods, people.

I want to get a sense of each neighborhood, and would love to read a more cohesive history about the groups of people that moved here over the past century or so. We leave for Boston in less than two weeks now. Looking for book to read on like a good history of Boston to read, any suggestions.

Hope to find it at library. Also plan a week in NH. so could expand history book to include more on New England. I sort of like bios, Maybe I should look for something about the Adams.

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Vernon. Source: Walter Muir Whitehill, Boston: A Topographical History (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ). [page 9] [ ] the Great Street was feet wide. Within this area was an open air market place where farmers, sailors, townspeople and visiting Indians jostled each other for decades.

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This story is the most widely known event in the history of Boston. Epidemic in North Boston A post office was opened in North Boston in   CAMBRIDGE is a shire town, in the county of Middlesex. It lies in 42° 23′ north latitude, and 71° west longitude from London. It is bounded on the northeast by Charlestown; on the north-west by Lexington; on the west by Watertown; on the southwest by Newton; on the south by Brookline, and on the south-east and east by Cambridge bay to Charlestown : Susan Ritchie.

The Greater Boston area is estimated to have a population of million people. The streets of Downtown Boston have no apparent order whatsoever, whereas the streets in Back Bay, the South End, East Boston and South Boston are all on a grid system.

The hottest day in Boston's recorded history was on July 4th, A Short History of Boston Robert Allison Commonwealth Editions pages, paperback 6" X 9" $ From the Publisher: Boston has a topographical history and an encyclopedia.

There are histories of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Symphony, and other great institutions in the city. The story is a marvelous blend of fact and fiction and is a must read for anyone who loves Boston, history, and mystery. I would also recommend, as a companion book, Walter Muir Whitehill's topographical history of Boston.5/5(5).

Boston: A Topographical History by Lawrence W. Kennedy; Walter Muir Whitehill. Harvard University Press, Paperback.

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South Boston is now a highly desirable residential neighborhood. Residents enjoy the convenience of living in South Boston, as well as the amenities available in the neighborhood.

The Fort Point Channel Historic District is located in South Boston. Fort Point is a hub for the arts community, and has a large population of working artists.

South Boston Historical Society is preserving & perpetuating the rich history of South Boston.\n. Boston Massachusetts History [edit | edit source] Brief History [edit | edit source]. Historical Boston, then only the land of a peninsula, was a faction of the land mass it is today after massive land-fill projects of the mid- to lateth century (the rubble from the Great Boston Fire of help fill in the waterfront) and the annexing of six towns from two counties (as listed above).

About the Edition contains a brief topographical history of Boston's South Boston area; reviews architectural styles of it's buildings; discusses sub-areas (South Boston West, South Boston East, Andrew Square, and Telegraph Hill); includes recommendations for National Register of Historic Places nomination and Boston Landmark Districts (Independence Square, Pages: A Topographical And Historical Description Of Boston From The First Settlement Of The Town To The Present Period With Some Account Of Its Environs Author: Charles SHAW (of Boston, Massachusetts.) ISBN: BL:A The Boston Massacre by Hiller Zobel is a wonderfully written snapshot of one incident in the Revolutionary War.

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John Blake. We didn’t even know this book existed until recently, but once we discovered it, we realized we had missed out on an important book.South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Boston, colloquially known as Southie, is a predominantly working class Irish Catholic community and a recent hot spot for the millennial population.

South Boston contains Dorchester Heights, where George Washington .

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