The Back-Bay District and the Vendome

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1880 - Back Bay (Boston, Mass.) - 31 pages
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Page 25 - Oh, better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave ; Her thunders shook the mighty deep, And there should be her grave : Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale...
Page 28 - To the men of Boston who died for their country on land and sea in the war which kept the Union whole, destroyed slavery and maintained the Constitution, the grateful city has built this monument that their example may speak to coming generations.
Page 26 - On the South there is a small, but pleasant Common where the Gallants a little before Sun-set walk with their Marmalet-Madams, as we do in Morefields, &c. till the nine a clock Bell rings them home to their respective habitations, when presently the Constables walk their rounds to see good orders kept, and to take up loose people.
Page 14 - Technology, for the purpose of instituting and maintaining a society of arts, a museum of arts, and a school of industrial science, and aiding generally, by suitable means, the advancement, development and practical application of science in connection with arts, agriculture, manufactures and commerce...
Page 14 - The tuition was afterwards raised to $150 a year. In the following year (1877) the name of the school was changed to the School of Mechanic Arts, and the catalogue statement read as follows: "A School of Mechanic Arts, in which special prominence is given to manual instruction, has been established for those who wish to enter upon industrial pursuits, rather than to become scientific engineers. This school is designed to afford . . . students ... an opportunity to continue the elementary scientific...
Page 8 - To commemorate the discovery that the inhaling of ether causes insensibility to pain, first proven to the world at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, October, 1846.
Page 14 - Lowell, jun., a testamentary provision was made for the establishment of regular courses of public lectures, upon the most important branches of natural and moral science, to be annually delivered in the city of Boston.
Page 13 - It is in the pure French Romanesque style, in the shape of a Latin cross, with a semicircular apse added to the eastern arm. The clear-story is carried by an arcade of only two arches. Above the aisles a gallery is earned across the arches, which is called the
Page 28 - The foundation is of solid masonry, cruciform in shape, built up from a depth of 16 feet to the ground level. On this is a platform of stone, covering an area 38 feet square, and reached by three steps.
Page 29 - ... to purchase not less than one hundred acres of land or flats in the Back-bay district, at a cost of not over ten cents a foot, for the establishment of a public park.

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