Beacon Hill, From the Present Site of the Reservoir Between Hancock & Temple Sts.
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
In the early 19th century, the topography of Boston changed dramatically as the city's hills were flattened and used to fill ponds, marshes, and estuaries to accommodate a growing population. This nostalgic chromolithograph depicts Beacon Hill partially cut away and surmounted by the Beacon Hill Memorial Column, which was removed in the excavation.