Preserving Three Hundred Fifty Years of Change in the Blackstone Block

Description

The Blackstone Block occupies almost two-and-a-half acres behind Boston's City Hall. It contains one of the last remaining fragments of Boston's original 17th-century street pattern and represents more than 300 years of Boston's development. This article looks at the block and the challenge of preserving it for the future.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 236

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1977.068.249.002

Abstract

The Blackstone Block occupies almost two-and-a-half acres behind Boston's City Hall. It contains one of the last remaining fragments of Boston's original 17th-century street pattern and represents more than 300 years of Boston's development. This article looks at the block and the challenge of preserving it for the future.

Date Notes

Volume 68, Number 249 (Summer/Fall, 1977)

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Record Details

Originator

Miguel Gomez-Ibanez (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1977). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England