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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Charlestown Heights

 
 
Charlestown Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew R Gilbertson, May 20, 2012
1. Charlestown Heights Marker
Inscription.  Designed in 1891 by the firm of America's foremost park planner and landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, this playground is one of the best surviving examples of the neighborhood parks in Boston's original system. Olmsted divided the park into three sections; the upper park provided shady respite, the central play area featured open lawns, and the overlook offered sweeping views of the Mystic River. Olmsted included his signature meandering pathways, granite stairways and Roxbury "puddingstone" boulders. In 1942, the playground was renamed to honor Ensign John J. Doherty.
 
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 42° 22.895′ N, 71° 4.062′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Bunker Hill Street, 0 miles west of Mead St, on the left when traveling
Daughters of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew R Gilbertson, May 20, 2012
2. Daughters of the American Revolution Marker
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east. Marker is on the right side of the southeast entrance gate at Doherty Playground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 341 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Charlestown Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunker Hill Burying Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Line of Rail Fence and Grass Protection (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rail Fence and Grass Line (approx. half a mile away); United States Gate (approx. half a mile away); The Breastwork (approx. half a mile away); New Hampshire Gate (approx. half a mile away); North-East Corner of the Redoubt (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on May 21, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022