Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay (©Ernest McGray Jr./Flickr, Creative Commons)

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Occupying what was once an inland bay submerged by the tides of the Atlantic, this green linear park came to fruition due to the construction of a dam in the 1820s on what is now Beacon Street. Fifty years later, the land was filled in, and, in 1856, Arthur Gilman designed this French boulevard style linear park. The beautiful promenade, studded with monuments, benches and Japanese pagoda, sweetgum, maple, linden and elm trees, links the Public Garden with Frederick Law Olmsted’s park system.

Address: 
484 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
United States
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Map of Commonwealth Avenue Mall