Langone Park

Location of the park and the site of the Great Molasses Flood

Langone Park is a waterfront park in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. It was named for Massachusetts state senator Joseph A. Langone, Jr., and his wife Clementina Langone.[1] Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park features a Little League Baseball field, a playground, and three bocce courts.[2] It is located on Commercial Street at the edge of Boston Harbor, immediately to the west of the Andrew P. Puopolo Jr. Athletic Field.[3]

The park includes much of the area inundated by the 1919 Great Molasses Flood.[4]

To the southwest the park borders on Copp's Hill Terrace and further south is Copp's Hill Burial Ground. Both sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "200 attend dedication of N. End Park". The Boston Globe. September 14, 1975. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Harris, Patricia; Lyon, David (2004). Boston: a Guide to Unique Places. The Globe Pequot Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0-7627-3011-0. 
  3. ^ Bahne, Charles (2012). Chronicles of Old Boston: Exploring New England's Historic Capital. p. 201. ISBN 9780984633401. 
  4. ^ Schworm, Peter (January 14, 2015). "Nearly a century later, structural flaw in molasses tank revealed". Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 

Coordinates: 42°22′07″N 71°03′21″W / 42.3686°N 71.0559°W / 42.3686; -71.0559

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