Engineering Department City Streets (Lawrence, MA) 1853-1964

Daisy St. at Turnpike St. and Holly St.

These street plans are bound in seven volumes measuring 66 x 53 cm.  Each plan is hand drawn and lettered.  They show the date they were accepted.  Later additions are also dated.  Some of the original drawings and additions are signed by the artist.  There are occasional insertions.  Scale and direction are illustrated.  There is also a number in a small seals affixed to the lower right or left hand corner.  This number refers to a file in the City Engineers office.

Many loose pages that belong with this collection were found at a later time.  Some of them are oversize enough to be unable to fit in a map drawer or a box.  A few are so large they were rolled either in or outside paper tubes.  Among the oversize plans are sheets that hold more than one plan, a few of these are not street plans.

In addition there are also two volumes (42 cm.) of records of accepted streets.  These volumes include indices followed by copies of official street designations.

The entire collection has been digitized by Digital Commonwealth and can be viewed here.

 

Plan of Beech St., profile of Beech St.

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