Fresh Pond Parkway
Fresh Pond Parkway-Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Fresh Pond Parkway, northbound
|Architect||Eliot, Charles; Olmstead Brothers|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|MPS||Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||January 5, 2005|
Fresh Pond Parkway is an historic park and parkway, found in the westernmost neighborhoods of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The parkway was built in 1899 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Fresh Pond Parkway is a four lane road (two lanes in each direction) stretching from Mount Auburn Street on its southern end to a rotary at Concord Avenue and Alewife Brook Parkway to the north. Much of the parkway acts as eastern boundary for portions of the city's municipal Fresh Pond reservoir area and also serves to connect the reservoir to the Charles River Reservation.
In February 2010, CBS-television affiliate WBZ questioned whether the remaining 118 rotaries such as the ones featured at Fresh Pond Parkway and Alewife Brook Parkway should be scrapped across Massachusetts.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Wade, David (2010-02-18). "Curious Why Rotaries Still Exist In Massachusetts". Boston, MA. WBZ-TV. Retrieved 2010-02-19. "The day we were videotaping at the Fresh Pond rotary in Cambridge we saw one driver lean out his window and start yelling."[dead link]
- Fresh Pond Parkway - Cambridge Massachusetts Before and after photos (PDF)