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Back Bay Fens

Back Bay Fens

Beacon Street & Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
(617) 635-4505

Neighborhood: Fenway Kenmore

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Frederick Law Olmsted’s challenge was to restore a saltwater marsh to ecological health. Devoting himself to combining landscape transformation with sanitary engineering, he turned a foul-smelling tidal creek and swamp that periodically flooded into “scenery of a winding, brackish creek, within wooded banks; gaining interest from the meandering course of the water.”

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