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Map of-boston

  1. 1. Maps of Boston An exhibition at 9th Floor of Boston City Hall August 31– December 31, 2013 Boston Redevelopment Authority City of Boston Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
  2. 2. Maps of Boston The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase maps in our collections that demonstrate the changes to the City of Boston through history. We are selecting citywide maps, as well as maps of Roxbury, the South Boston Waterfront, and the Greenway. These maps tell the story of the changing cityscape over time. Boston Redevelopment Authority City of Boston Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
  3. 3. A Plan of Boston and its environs Date: 1775 Publisher: Dury, Andrew This map depicts Revolutionary War Boston and the vicinity. It was the best contemporaneous map of the military situation just after the Battle of Bunker Hill and prior to the British evacuation of the city. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 2 1 ready to print
  4. 4. Boston Old and New Date:1880 Author: Winsor, Justin Publisher: Heliotype Printing Co. Noted historian and librarian, Justin Winsor created this unique map by superimposing the outline of the original Shawmut Peninsula onto an 1880 map of Boston. Though drawn without the assistance of computers or aerial photographs, the map remains one of the most vivid diagrams of the radical transformation and enlargement of the Shawmut Peninsula during the 19th century. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 2 2 ready to print
  5. 5. Boston Old and New Date: 1776 Boston Environs and Vicinity….Carolyn With the use of computers, current streets are overlaid on this historic shoreline map. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 3
  6. 6. Map of Boston Date: 1876 Author: A. Williams & Co. Publisher: A. Williams & Co. The neighborhood boundaries of Boston as depicted in 1876. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 2 4 ready to print
  7. 7. Boston and its Vicinity Date: 1819 Author: Hales, John Groves Publisher: Hales, John Groves The neighborhood boundaries of Boston as depicted in 1819. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 2 5 ready to print
  8. 8. Map of Boston Vicinity Date: 1859 Author: Walling, Henry Francis Publisher: Baker, F. A. • Walling, a Boston-based engineer and surveyor, specialized in publishing landownership maps of individual towns, cities, and counties in New England, but particularly Massachusetts. One example is this extremely detailed map of Boston and vicinity, showing town boundaries, property owners, roads, railroads, and topography. • Like many of his other maps, it could be purchased as a folded map stored in a handsome case, or as a wall hanging mounted on rollers. His maps varied greatly in size, some as large as five or six feet square. Information included in these maps was obtained from traveling along existing roads; direction was determined by the surveyors compass and distance by the odometer wheel. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 2 6 ready to print
  9. 9. Boston Streets & Neighborhoods Date: 2011 These neighborhood boundaries of Boston are for planning purposes only, not the official neighborhood boundaries for the City of Boston. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 7
  10. 10. Boston Figure Ground Map Date: 2012 Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 8
  11. 11. Boston Streets & Neighborhoods Date: 2011 Boston streets and transit. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 9
  12. 12. 1975 General Land Use Plan Date: 1975 Originally from the 1960’s General Plan, each color represents a land use category. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 10
  13. 13. 2013 General Land Use Map Description: Land Use in 2013 Data Source: City of Boston Assessing Department FY2013 Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 11 ready to print
  14. 14. Illustrative Re-Use Site Plan for the Regional Core Description Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Office of Digital Cartography and GIS Wall 2 12
  15. 15. Map of City of Roxbury Description Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 3 13
  16. 16. Map showing Roxbury becoming a part of Boston Date: 1883 This map represents annexations of Roxbury, Dorchester and West Roxbury to the City of Boston. Source: Wall 3 14 ready to print
  17. 17. Dudley Square Figure Ground Maps: 1899/2011 These two figure-ground maps show the Ferdinand building(shown in red) in its context. Upper map is based on Bromley Atlas of 1899—three years after the Ferdinand building was built. The urban fabric was much fine-grained and street edges were well-defined then. The map of 2011 shows a much looser urban fabric with street edges harder to be identified. One of the reasons for this difference is that many institutions have replaced traditional residential uses in the Dudley Square area. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 4 15a ready to print
  18. 18. Transformation of Ferdinand’s Building in Dudley Square Built in 1896, the Ferdinand building sits, “flanked” by Warren and Washington Streets in Dudley Square. Source: Photo upper right -Google Maps Inc. Photo lower left-Photographer, Mayor’s Office Wall 4 16 ready to print
  19. 19. Figure-Ground Maps of the Greenway: 1940/1990/2010 These Figure-Ground Maps of the Greenway are re-created based on diagram used in Urban Design Guidelines for the Central Artery Air Right Parcels by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 5 17 ready to print
  20. 20. Greenway 1994 Source: Boston Water & Sewer Commission Wall 5 18 ready to print
  21. 21. Greenway 2001 Source: MassGIS Wall 5 19 ready to print
  22. 22. Greenway 2005 Source: MassGIS Wall 5 20 ready to print
  23. 23. Greenway 2011 Source: Boston Water & Sewer Commission Wall 5 21 ready to print
  24. 24. Greenway This is a top view from Boston Redevelopment Authority’s 3D model showing projects under construction, under review and under planning around the Greenway area. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 5 22 ready to print
  25. 25. View of Boston Harbor 1870 & 2040 Author: Fuchs, F. Publisher: Weik, John Date: 1870 (top) This view of Victorian Boston portrays a prosperous city undergoing rapid change. Industries are beginning to crowd portions of the waterfront. Clipper ships brought fame to Boston in the 1850s; the steamship subsequently decimated New England’s wooden shipbuilding industry; and the shipping trade was also declining due to the arrival of the railroads in the 1830s. This city was now firmly in the grasp of a new mode of transportation. Date: 2040 (bottom) This rendering of the City using the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s digital 3-D model, shows future development of the City from a similar angle. Boston’s economy continues to transition, marked by new development serving the innovation economy. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 5 23 ready to print
  26. 26. Bird’s Eye View from the North 1870 & 2040 Author: Bachmann, John Publisher: L. Prang & Co. Date: 1870 (top) Date: 2040 (bottom) This rendering of the City using the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s digital 3-D model, shows future development of the City from a similar angle. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 5 24 ready to print
  27. 27. Boston Date: Author: Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel) Boston's transformation and growth from a colonial port city originally confined to the physical limitations of the Shawmut Peninsula are outlined on this map. Starting in the 1790s, bridges were built to connect Boston to the growing urban settlements of Cambridge, Charlestown, South Boston and South Bay. Bostonians began to increase the peninsula's useable land areas by extending and filling in between wharves, and reclaiming the Mill Pond and tidal flats, along the peninsula's narrow neck. During the 1830s with the introduction of railroads into the New England area, Boston developed a viable transportation alternative to ocean and coastal shipping. The map was engraved by G.W. Boynton, Boston's leading engraver during the mid-1800s. Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 6 25 ready to print
  28. 28. Plan for the occupation of flats owned by the Commonwealth in Boston Harbor Date: 1868 Author: Massachusetts. Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners Publisher: Massachusetts. Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners Source: Boston Public Library Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Wall 6 26 ready to print
  29. 29. South Boston 1874 Source: Future Boston Wall 6 27
  30. 30. South Boston 1930 Source: Future Boston Wall 6 28
  31. 31. Aerial Photo of South Boston 2010 Source: Google Maps Wall 6 27a ready to print
  32. 32. Rendering of 3D model for South Boston Date: 2013 This is an aerial view from Boston Redevelopment Authority’s 3D model showing projects under construction, under review and under planning in the South Boston Waterfront area. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 6 28a ready to print
  33. 33. South Boston 1994 Source: Boston Water & Sewer Commission Wall 7 29 ready to print
  34. 34. South Boston 2001 Source: MassGIS Wall 7 30 ready to print
  35. 35. South Boston 2005 Source: MassGIS Wall 7 31 ready to print
  36. 36. South Boston 2011 Source: Boston Water & Sewer Commission Wall 7 32 ready to print
  37. 37. South Boston This is a top view from Boston Redevelopment Authority’s 3D model showing projects under construction, under review and under planning in the South Boston Waterfront area. Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority Urban Design Department Wall 7 33 ready to print

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