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What consisted of the boundaries of Ward 10 in 1850 Boston, Massachusetts?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: Can you assist me in finding the boundaries of Ward 10 in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850?

 

Answer:The following description comes from the 1851 Boston Directory, p. 59 "Ward No. 10. Beginning at the water on the southerly side of Howe's wharf; thence by a straight line across Sea Street to Kneeland Street; thence by the centre of Kneel...and to Washington street; thence across Washington Street to Eliot Street; then ce by the centre of Eliot Street to Tremont Street; thence by the centre of Tremont Street to Warren Street; thence by the centre of Warren Street to Washington Street; thence by the centre of Washington Street to Dover Street; thence by the centre of Dover Street to the water at the north-westerly end of the Boston South Bridge; thence by the water to the point begun at". The following portion of the 1850 Map of Boston shows the physical location of Ward 10.

1850 Boston Map (Ward 10)

This entire map is located in the Microtext library on top of the microfiche cabinet with the city directories.



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