Historic Map - Boston, MA - 1879

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View of Boston, Suffolk County, M.A., 1879 / drawn & published by O. H. Bailey & J. C. Hazen.

This bird’s-eye view print of Boston, Massachusetts was drawn by O. H. Bailey & J. C. Hazen and published by Armstrong & Co. Lith. Riverside Press in 1879. Boston had become one of America’s largest trading and industrial centers by the 1870's. An influx of immigrants from Europe and elsewhere prompted Boston to begin a campaign of enlargement. Waterways and ravines were filled in and hills leveled in the effort to accommodate future growth.

Neighboring Roxbury township was annexed by Boston in 1868 and Dorchester became attached in 1870. Roslindale was annexed in 1873 and Brighton and Charlestown became part of the city in 1874. By 1879, Boston had recovered from a devastating fire in November of 1872 that destroyed over 750 buildings of Boston’s financial district.

The New England Manufacturers and Mechanics Institute was established in 1879 in Boston. The institute’s massive ornate exhibition hall built on Huntington Avenue was used to exhibit and lecture on modern business, manufacturing and mechanical techniques.

The map includes Boston Harbor and vicinity. Shown are labeled streets, piers, buildings and railroad routes.

Features references to the following locations:

State House.
Old State House.
Post Office & U. S. Sub. Treasury.
Custom House.
City Hall.
Court House.
U. S. Court House.
Faneuil Hall.
Boston Public Library.
Boston Athenaeum.
Museum of Fine Arts.
Institute of Technology.
Society of Natural History.
Mass. Historical Society.
Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown.
Navy Yard, Charlestown.
Harvard College & Memorial Hall, Cambridge.
Army & Navy Monument.
Trinity Church.
Christ Church, erected 1723.
Old South Church, erected 1729.
Old South Church (New Building).
Kings Chapel.
Park Street Church.
Old Corner Bookstore, erected 1712.
Kings Chapel Burying Ground, 1642.
Copps Hill Burying Ground, 1659.
Granary Burying Ground, 1661.
Music Hall.
Tremont Temple.
Boston Museum.
Horticultural Hall.
Equitable Building.
New England Life Ins. Co. Building.
Mutual Life Ins. Co. Building.
Boston & Providence R. R. Passenger Station.
Boston & Albany R. R. Passenger Station.
Old Colony R. R. Passenger Station.
New York & New England R. R. Passenger Station.
Boston & Maine R. R. Passenger Station.
Boston & Lowell R. R. Passenger Station.
Eastern R. R. Passenger Station.
Fitchburg R. R. Passenger Station.
Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn R. R. Passenger Station.
Hotel Brunswick.
Parker House.
Tremont House.
American House.
Revere House.
United States Hotel.
St. James Hotel.
Youngs Hotel.
Evans House.
Adams House.
Gas Works.
Public Garden.
Boston Common.
Back Bay Park.


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