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From the 1898 Report of the Metropolitan Park Commission INTERIOR OF REVERE BEACH LAUNDRY, BOSTON
STICKNEY & AUSTIN, ARCHITECTS A revenue-yielding municipal institution, which offers the public better facilities, at a cheaper price, than any private bathhouse company we know of.
The season of 1900 was unfavorable to bathing, yet 115,716 persons, paying 20 cents for a room, suit and towels; and 6,031 cyclists, who checked their wheels at a charge of 5 cents each, paid for all maintenance and repairs, leaving a balance of nearly $1,500 over and above the running expenses.
REVERE BEACH RESERVATION, SHOWING BATH HOUSE, SHELTERS AND BEACH
W OPEN SPACES SECURED
BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
OPEN SPACES SECURED BY
From the 1900 Report of the Metropolitan Park Commission
The feature of this pian, which distinguishes it from all others, is the attention given to the future. By acquiring all water-fronts (inland and seashore) Boston is gradually extending its parks system and improving its waterways for all time. The city as a unit a hundred years hence is being arranged for : in the meantime a metropolitan system of units is rapidly crystallizing.
-- non Charlottenburg
Stralsevnter der Linden
LUDWIG HOFFMAN, ARCHITECT
Original and refreshing-here natural verdure has been used nearly exclusively and conventionalized to produce a monumental effect.
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F Chicago or New York were to build a fish Venetian houses. He used this as the keynote to market they would not put it on Fifth Avenue the Pescheria or fish market. An arcade rups
or the Lake Shore Drive, you may be sure. around the ground floor, forming a covered promiIt would be built on Fulton Market or South enade, fronted by the round Eastern Gothic Water Street and made conspicuous only by its (Byzantine) arches supported by Corinthian pilugliness and evil smell. They do things differ- lars. To work out the details of the beautiful ently in Venice. They are going to have a new structure Laurenti called in Domenico Rupolo, the fish market, a beautiful fish market. It is to be artist-architect who has charge of the restoration built of marble and red tiles and is to front on of the Ducal Palace—that building which Ruskin the Grand Canal in company with the Ducal says Italy never again approached, and the ages Palace and St. Marks, and to stand near the may never see surpassed. marble bridge of the Rialto. At the foot of this The design of Laurenti and Rupolo was subbeautiful bridge, over which Venetians and trav- mitted to the city council in December, 1900. elers have been passing for three hundred and Immediately a public banquet was given to the fifty years, among a multitude of little shops, the two, the old fish shed was torn down and work fish, fruit and poultry markets stand. The old was begun on the Pescheria. It is to extend back fish market was so clumsy as to offend the eyes and enclose the Stallon, or old slaughter-house of the artistic Venetians and to disfigure the great that was built in the fifteenth century, and that water boulevards.
is still celebrated for its magnificent ceiling of Signor Cesare Laurenti, one of Italy's best dark oak beams and carved panels, and for its modern artists, set himself the task of designing column of infamy raised to the memory of the a fish market that should delight the eye and be Querini family that was convicted of attempting in keeping with the palaces of the Rialto. He sedition against the Ducal Government. Think got his idea from a famous old master, the “ Mira- of it! History, romance, art, utility, all under one colo della Santo Croce.” In this picture is a home roof, to be had for nothing by the merest stroller, with one of those ancient loggiette, or inclosed or contemplated daily by the poorest Venetian balconies, flush with the walls, that marked old when he invests centesimi in his frugal dinner.