Boston Public Garden

Beacon, Charles, Boylston, and Arlington Sts., Boston, Massachusetts

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Description 

The first public botanical garden in the U.S. Adjacent to the Boston Common, it was landscaped during the 1860s and retains its French Second Empire character. It has become a repository of important outdoor sculpture, and is well known for the Swan Boats that have sailed in its pond since 1877. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 27, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987
Reference number
87000761
Area of significance
Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Garden; Park
Current functions
Garden; Park
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
1839; 1859

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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