History Of The West Roxbury Park; How Obtained. Disregard Of Private Rights. Absolute Injustice…

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bySamuel Elwell Sawyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... Franklin Park, the commissioners did appreciate the great natural beauty of the land for park purposes, and so, notwithstanding the owner's earnest protest, and to his great regret, seized the land under the i ight of eminent domain, and Mr. Peters is, as is too often the case in lands thus taken, a sufferer, and all Pro Bono Publico. "The auction sale on Friday at the Williams (state, of lots of land on Humboldt avenue and Crawford street, at prices from 18 to 32 1-2 cents per foot, must lead our former park commissioners to think that they undervalued desirable land which they seized for the Franklin Park, and must naturally affect the values of the numerous cases now pending in our courts." Glenroad ravine, the most important gateway to the great Franklin Park, is noted for its picturesque beauty. It was constructed substantially, at great cost, thirty odd years ago, but always remained a private way, never having been conveyed to town or city. The neighbors and others have long enjoyed its benefits with the slight exception of three days and nights' blockading to protect my interests according to the requirements of law. Its construction served to open and make available contiguous land, without cost to the owner, by which several sales have been made at fair prices, say 25 and 35 cents a loot. When the citizens of Boston drive over the Park roads or ramble through the pathways, lounging in the shade of the lovely forest, they may have occasion to feel a sting of conscience that these charming estates were wrung from the owners at bankrupt prices, by the cooperative branches of the city government, leaving some of the owners in a state of dependence. Cordially your friend, Samuel E. Sawyer. Pertinent to the foregoing, I here copy a newspaper article dir...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... Franklin Park, the commissioners did appreciate the great natural beauty of the land for park purposes, and so, notwithstanding ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217225527

ISBN - 13:9780217225526

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