Rand McNally Boston guide to the city and environs

9781130155143: Rand McNally Boston guide to the city and environs
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ... wooded hills and fine drives around Muddy Pond. It is connected with Arnold Arboretum by West Roxbury Parkway, and may be reached by Dedham cars from Forest Hills. Echo Bridge--Newton Upper Falls Hemlock Gorge Reservation Beaver Brook Reservation contains fifty-eight acres in Belmont and Waltham. Here are to be found the famous Waverly oaks. Waverly car from Harvard Sq. Hart's Hill, thirty-three acres in Wakefield. Boston & Maine Railroad, or trolley from Sullivan Sq. Mystic Valley Boulevard furnishes a delightful drive along the Mystic River and through Medford and Winchester. Neponset River Reservation, through Dorchester, Milton, Hyde Park, Dedham, Westwood, and Canton. King's Beach and Lynn Shore, along the shore of Lynn and Swampscott. Winthrop Shore, with a broad boulevard from which an excellent view of the harbor may be secured. Quincy Shore, a reservation of thirty-eight acres along Quincy Bay. Furnace Brook Parkway, a drive of a little more than four miles which connects Quincy Shore with the Blue Hills Reservation. LIBRARIES AND ART GALLERIES Boston Public Library occupies a conspicuous position in Copley Sq. It is of the Italian Renaissance type and very satisfactory in design. The architects were McKim, Mead & White. The building is 225 feet long by 227 feet deep and surrounds a central court. On the Copley Sq. side is the inscription: "The Public Library of the City of Boston, Built by the People and Dedicated to,the Advancement of Learning." The corner stone was laid in 1888, and the building was opened to the public in 1895. Its cost, including land, was $2,500,000. The figures representing Science and Art in front of the building are from designs by Bela L. Pratt. The entrance doors of bronze show figures of Music, Poetry...

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