Copley Square (Boston, MA) : View of the Boston Public Library on the west side of the square (by McKim, Meade & White, 1895)

Creator:
Copley Square Centennial Committee, American non-profit, 1983-1992
Published/Created:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1991 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
Notes:
Copley Square, named for the American portraitist John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A bronze statue of Copley, by sculptor Lewis Cohen, is located on the northern side of the square. The name Copley Square is frequently applied to the larger area extending approximately two blocks east and west along Boylston Street, Huntington Avenue, and St. James Avenue. The square is adjacent to the finish line of the Boston Marathon and a monument in the park commemorates the marathon. The square was created following the 1858 filling of most of the Back Bay Fens. In 1983 to address public dissatisfaction with the lack of greenery and sightlines, the Copley Square Centennial Committee was formed. A series of public meetings and seminars established design criteria for a new park. A national design competition was held in 1989 and the current design was selected. In 1991 the new Copley Square Park was dedicated.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-B-CS-A6
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
open spaces: squares (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; cityscapes; contemporary (1960 to present); plants; Fountains construction ; gardening built works; hydraulic structures; water distribution structures; fountains; complexes; housing complexes; Olympic villages; open spaces; garde
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10113274
PID:
digcoll:1836624