South Boston Flats

South Boston Flats

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...The Boston & Providence Railroad can change its freight business to the flats, and, by so doing, the necessity of widening Tremont Street would be avoided. The Old Colony Railroad would eventually find it for the interest of the road to move its freight-houses to this locality. VVhatever may be thought of the merits or defects of any particular plan for utilizing the flats of the Commonwealth at South Boston, the Committee are confident that all will agree with them in the following recommendations: --First. That some general and comprehensive plan be adopted by the legislature for the use and occupation of a large portion of these flats as terminal grounds for railroads, with provision for a series of deep-water docks, and ample and spacious warehouses for the storage of merchandise; and they submit hereinafter a plan which seems to the Committee to meet the requirements of the present system of transportation. Second. That no sales or grants of any portion of these flats be made by the State, except with reference to and with a view of carrying out this plan, and that all existing authority to make any different disposition of them be revoked. The plan they submit for the use and occupation of the flats, is not made with reference to the wants of any particular railroad, nor in the interest of Mr. Atkinson and others, the petitioners, but is one which it seems to the Committee should be adopted, whatever may be thought of the merits of any proposed project to connect these flats with the different railroads. The Committee do notadvise any expenditure on the part of the State to carryout the-plan. Certainly not at present. But whenever the merchants of Boston shall see that unless some such plan is adopted, Boston must fall behind, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814541
  • 9781236814548