Brockton City Document, 1891 : Report of the Committee on Highways on the Part of the Board of Aldermen Transmitting the Report of the City Engineer in Relation to the Widening and Alteration of West Street (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Brockton City Document, 1891: Report of the Committee on Highways on the Part of the Board of Aldermen Transmitting the Report of the City Engineer in Relation to the Widening and Alteration of West Street The plan is to lower the surface of the lake some five feet A dredging pump would make an inexpensive excavation to al low for the lowering of the water. The dredging to secure the depth would procure material to raise the ground on which to arrange the features of the park. The design of the improve ment would be to provide recreation through the enjoyment of simple rural water side beauty and' scenery. A splendid urban garden with display of art and decoration and a basin bounded by a rigid stone edging and formal curving outline would be expensive and also unsatisfactory; but a rural lakelet with borders in natural style, simple, quiet and sequestered in places with an opportunity for boating, skating, etc., and a compromise of the two schools of landscape architecture for the introduction of a few simple artificial embellishments, would be at once popular and by all odds the best plan. The knoll on Robinson Peninsula might be changed to a place of hanging wood and picturesque declivity on the sides of which commanding varied and beautiful views, would be placed terraced arbors covered with vines and hidden from sight except from the lake. This plan would be appreciated by those who would wish for seclusion from the body of park frequenters. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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