Historical Excerpts

1895 – Warren H. Manning’s reforestation proposal for the Blue Hills (14 pg essay)

1887 – excerpts from Rev. Albert K. Teele’s History of Milton, Massachusetts 1640-1887 (46 pg and one map)

1891 – Sylvester Baxter’s A Massachusetts Forest from Garden and Forest magazine, a proposal for a park in the Blue Hills (7 pg essay)

1892 – Chapter 342 of the Acts of 1892 (an act establishing a metropolitan park commission)

1893 – Charles Eliot’s Report of the Landscape Architect for the Metropolitan Park Commission (28 pg essay with maps, drawings, and photos)

1893 – Chapter 407 of the Acts of 1893 (the Metropolitan Park Commission Act)

1894 – Chapter 288 of the Acts of 1894 (an act authorizing parkway construction)

1895 – E. G. Chamberlain’s Names of the Blue Hills from the Boston Transcript (2 pg essay)

1895 – Warren H. Manning’s reforestation proposal for the Blue Hills (14 pg essay)

1898 – Four walking tours from Edwin M. Bacon’s Walks and Rides in the Country Round About Boston (24 pg essay)

These pages proposing how the Blue Hills might be reforested are excerpted from the 1895 Report of the Board of the Metropolitan Park Commission.

From 1888 to 1896 landscape architect Warren H. Manning worked at the Brookline design office of Frederick Law Olmsted.

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