Month: January 2021

BPL’s Jamaica Plain by Map event set for Jan. 14

Using Atlascope, the Leventhal Map & Education Center’s user-friendly portal for exploring urban atlases, users are able to see 200-year-old maps overlaid with modern ones in real time. Shown above, we can see that the modern day Arnold Arboretum used to be the President and Fellows of Harvard College. 

The Boston Public Library (BPL)’s Leventhal Map & Education Center is holding a free, virtual event where residents can learn about the history of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood via the BPL’s Atlasope program. Called Jamaica Plain by the Map, the event will provide a brief geographical history of the neighborhood from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and show how it has changed over the years, as well as highlight the Leventhal Map & Education Center’s Atlascope tool and how the public can use it.