Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. January, 1893. House No. 150
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1893. BOSTON. Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. January, 1893. House No. 150. [i]-xvi, -147,  pp. Illustrated with 31 plates, 14 maps, plans, and diagrams (4 folding). 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth. Boston: Metropolitan Park Commissioners, 1893. The first and most important of the 27 annual reports published on Boston's parks. In this one the landscape report is by Charles Eliot. The contents are: An Act to establish a Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. Report of the Commission. Report or the Secretary - Part First: 1. Need of an Ample Provisionof Open Spaces, and Difficulties in the Way of obtaining them; 2. The Logical Method of solving this Problem; 3. Special Advantages that will followthe Adoption of this Plan. Part Second - 1. An Examination of the SeparateFeatures under Consideration; 2. Boston Bay, - Its Islands and Shores; 3. Inland Features of the North and West Metropolitan Region - Lynn Woods; 4. The Charles River; 5. Features of the South Metropolitan Region. - The Neponset River; 6. Lakes and Ponds of the Metropolitan District. Part Third - 1.Special Pleasure-ways, or Roads for Light Traffic; 2. Local Pleasure Grounds, Playgrounds and Breathing Spots. Report or the Landscape Architect : 1.A summary of the physical and historical geography of the metropolitan district; 2. A study of the way in which the peculiar geography of the metropolitan district ought to govern the selection of the sites of public open spaces; 3. A review of the opportunities which still present themselves for creating new open spaces in accordance with the governing considerations just laid down. With appendices.