Winthrop Shore Drive

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Winthrop Shore Dr., Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
Winthrop Shore Drive Winthrop MA.jpg
Winthrop Shore Drive is located in Massachusetts
Winthrop Shore Drive
Location Winthrop Shore Dr., Winthrop, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′14″N 70°58′5″W / 42.37056°N 70.96806°W / 42.37056; -70.96806Coordinates: 42°22′14″N 70°58′5″W / 42.37056°N 70.96806°W / 42.37056; -70.96806
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1899
Architect Charles Eliot (landscape architect)
Olmsted Brothers
Governing body State
MPS Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston MPS
NRHP Reference # 03001469[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 2004

Winthrop Shore Drive is a historic parkway in Winthrop, Massachusetts. The mile-long parkway runs through the Winthrop Beach Reservation, and is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The parkway is one of a series of ocean parkways (and the second one built) that make up a network of parkways connecting major open spaces in the Greater Boston area. Both the parkway and reservation were designed in the mid-1890s by Charles Eliot for the Metropolitan Parks Commission, a predecessor to the DCR. Land was acquired for the parkway in 1899, and construction was largely completed in 1900.[2]

The parkway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Winthrop Shore Drive". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-29.