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The (unrealized) Metropolitan Master Highway Plan of 1948
  • Sep 19, 2022
  • Megan Nally

The (unrealized) Metropolitan Master Highway Plan of 1948

The Southwest Expressway and Inner Belt Highway projects were both proposed in the Master Highway Plan for the Boston Metropolitan Area in 1948. Designed to cut through densely-populated areas inside and outside of Boston, both projects were eventually halted and abandoned in the early 1970s.

The Spirit of Radio
  • Sep 2, 2022
  • Rachel Sharer

The Spirit of Radio

Explore some new and old radio maps in our collection, and learn a bit about the history of radio communications.