Gaining Ground : Landmaking in Boston's West End

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1999

GUSN

GUSN-170018

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Description

Enlarging the narrow Shawmut Peninsula to create the residential district called Back Bay is Boston's best-known topographical creation. But land was repeatedly made in the West End as well for wharves, less fashionable dwellings, and the city's necessary institutions--a hospital, a jail, and an almshouse.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 524

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1999.077.266.003

Abstract

Enlarging the narrow Shawmut Peninsula to create the residential district called Back Bay is Boston's best-known topographical creation. But land was repeatedly made in the West End as well for wharves, less fashionable dwellings, and the city's necessary institutions--a hospital, a jail, and an almshouse.

Date Notes

Volume 77, Number 266 (Spring/Summer 1999)

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Record Details

Originator

Nancy S. Seasholes (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1999). 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