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The Back Bay - its history and development. by Boston Redevelopment Authority

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...a brief history of the filling in of Boston"s Back Bay and subsequent development as a prime residential area and its later shift to institutional use (mainly educational) and rooming house use; comments on the effect high rise development will have on the area; copies of this item was in the BRA collection...

The Physical Object
Pagination5 p.; not dated (circa 1962)
Number of Pages1962
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23279913M

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  Back Bay Through Time In his new book Anthony M. Sammarco outlines the Back Bay of Boston, a neighborhood of the city that is not just the quintessential Victorian neighborhood of the 19th century, but one that was infilled and planned as the . Houses of Boston's Back Bay: An Architectural History, - Bainbridge Bunting - Google Books. Sociologically speaking, the Back Bay is Boston's fashionable residential quarter -- or so it was until the great depression of began the gradual conversion of its aristocratic dwellings to . Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood is well known today for its upscale residences, high-rise office buildings, fine hotels, and excellent restaurants. Extending from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue, and from the Charles River to the Amtrak and MBTA tracks, the neighborhood includes Commonwealth Avenue, Newbury Street, Boylston Street, the John Hancock and Prudential towers, 3/5(1). Voilà – Your instant Back Bay ancestors! Timeline of the History of the Back Bay: Development begins: Massachusetts Legislature chartered the Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation, and approved construction of a long mill dam to cut off acres of tidal flats from the river, which also served as a toll road to Watertown. The dam is under present-day Beacon Street.

This superbly illustrated book records the development of Boston's Back Bay during the period of its greatest growth. Bainbridge Bunting focuses his study on one particularly significant architectural form--the town house. He chronicles, both pictorially and verbally, the first appearance, evolution, and eventual discard, during the era, of every local architectural style, all of which later. History. Sculpted by the Santa Ana River and carved during the Pleistocene Epoch, mammoth, bison, and giant sloth fossils have been discovered in sedimentary deposits of an older marine terrace. Until , the Newport Bay flowed directly into the Pacific earliest human inhabitants lived in the bay some 9, years ago. 2, years ago, the Bay was home to the Gabrielino Indians, who. The Abbott is a complete restoration and modernization of the Peabody and Stearns brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay that once served as the home of Samuel Appleton Browne Abbott. Located on the corner of Marlborough and Exeter Streets, the property sits on the sunny side of a prime block in The Back Bay. Back Bay is an officially-recognized neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, built on reclaimed land in the Charles River basin. Construction began in , as the demand for luxury housing exceeded the availability in the city at the time, and the area was fully built by around It is most famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes—considered one of the best preserved examples of 19th-century urban design Location: Boston, Massachusetts.