Historic Map - Boston, MA - 1880

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View of Boston, Suffolk County, M.A., 1880 / drawn & published by H. H. Rowley & Co.

This bird’s-eye view print of Boston, Massachusetts was drawn and published by H. H. Rowley & Co. in 1879. Boston had become one of America’s largest trading and industrial centers by the mid-1800's.

An influx of immigrants from Europe and elsewhere prompted Boston to begin a campaign of enlargement. In the years before manufacturing interests moved westward, Boston waterways and ravines were filled in, hills leveled and islands connected, 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 1880, Boston had recovered from a devastating fire in November of 1872 that destroyed over 750 buildings in the city’s business district.

The map includes Boston Harbor and vicinity. Shown are labeled streets, bridges, piers, buildings and railroad routes. The map showing the proposed Charles River and Back Bay Park, an open area of 700 acres, indicates the population as 570,000, within a circle of six miles from City Hall.

Features references to the following locations:

Old South Church.
King’s Chapel Church.
Salem’s St. Church (Paul Revere).
Bunker Hill Monument.
Copps Hill Burying Ground, oldest in City.
Mt. Auburn.
State House.
Old State House.
Faneuil Hall.
Custom House.
Post Office.
City Hall.
Mass. Institute of Technology.
Latin School.
Art Museum.
Harvard Memorial Hall.
Cambridge Court House.
City Hospital.
Mass Gen. Hospital.
Boston & Albany R. R. Depot.
Old Colony R. R. Depot.
N. Y. & N. E. R. R. Depot.
B. & Providence R. R. Depot.
Lowell R. R. Depot.
Eastern R. R. Depot.
Boston & Maine R. R. Depot.
Fitchburg R. R. Depot.


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