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Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces

Presented by Boston Public Library at Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston MA

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Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Green Spaces

Boston boasts some of the nation’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, tot lots, community gardens, playing fields, cemeteries, and urban wilds. In this exhibition, you will learn how the country’s oldest public park grew from a grazing pasture to an iconic recreational and social center, how 19th-century reformers came to view parks as environmental remedies for ill health, how innovative

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