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Encyclopedia > Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. Chestnut Hill is not a political or municipal entity. Its borders are roughly defined by the 02467 ZIP Code and encompass parts of Brookline and Newton, Massachusetts. Nor is Chestnut Hill a clear topographical designation as it refers to a series of hills that overlook the 135 acre (546,000 m²) Chestnut Hill Reservoir. In 1986, the National Register of Historic Places designated parts of Chestnut Hill as a historic district for the significance of its landscape and architecture. Examples of Colonial, Italianate, Shingle, Tudor, and Victorian architectural styles are evident in country estates and mansions. The Boston College campus is itself an early example of Collegiate Gothic architecture. While most of Chestnut Hill remained farmland well into the early twentieth century, the area around the reservoir was developed in 1870 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York. View of Boston College from across the Chestnut Hill Reservoir File links The following pages link to this file: Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Categories: GFDL images ... View of Boston College from across the Chestnut Hill Reservoir File links The following pages link to this file: Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Categories: GFDL images ... This article is about Boston College; for the unaffiliated urban university, see Boston University. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 232. ... This article is about Boston College; for the unaffiliated urban university, see Boston University. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Mr. ... Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1705 Zip Code(s): 02445 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Garden City Settled: 1639 â€“ Incorporated: 1688 Zip Code(s): 02459 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... Topography, a term in geography, has come to refer to the lay of the land, or the physiogeographic characteristics of land in terms of elevation, slope, and orientation. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... Look up shingle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Frederick Law Olmsted, oil painting by John Singer Sargent, 1895, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City, the country... A Central Park landscape Central Park (, ) is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...

Points of interest in Chestnut Hill & environs

  • Alumni Stadium, home of the Boston College Eagles
  • The Atrium Mall, an upscale shopping center
  • Beaver Country Day School, a private middle and high school
  • Brimmer and May School, a private elementary and high school
  • The Burns Library, rare books and special collections at Boston College
  • The Cardinal Mansion, former residence of Boston's archbishops, on the Boston College campus
  • The Chestnut Hill Country Club and Newton Commonwealth Golf Club
  • The Chestnut Hill School, a private elementary school
  • Cleveland Circle/Chestnut Hill Avenue, a popular shopping, dining and commercial district
  • Conte Forum and Kelley Rink, home of BC basketball and hockey
  • Hammond Pond, an extensive forest preserve and protected wetlands
  • The Longyear Museum, documenting the life of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science Church
  • The Longwood Cricket Club, birthplace of the Davis Cup
  • The Mall at Chestnut Hill, an upscale shopping center
  • The Mary Baker Eddy House, the historic last residence of Mary Baker Eddy
  • The McMullen Museum of Art, on the Boston College campus
  • Mount Alvernia Academy, a private elementary school
  • Reilly Memorial Recreation Center, a public ice skating rink and swimming pool
  • The "Tip" O'Neill Museum, a permanent exhibit in the O'Neill Library at Boston College that documents the late Speaker of the House
  • Pine Manor College, a private women's college
  • JFK's home in Coolidge Corner

Alumni Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately six miles west of Boston. ... The gilded bronge eagle on Linden Lane Boston College athletic teams are called the Eagles. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Conte Forum is a 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Mary Baker Eddy Born Mary Morse Baker. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... Thomas Philip ONeill, Jr. ... Pine Manor College, or PMC, is a private, womens liberal arts college located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ... JFK redirects here. ...


Chestnut Hill is served by three branches of the Green Line of the MBTA, Boston's light rail system. Stations include: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...

  • B Line: Chestnut Hill Ave, South Street, Boston College
  • C Line: Cleveland Circle
  • D Line: Reservoir, Chestnut Hill

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