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City of Hartford, Connecticut
Maker:Prepared by the Metropolitan District Commission , American, founded 1929
Lithography; black, green and blue ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 16 5/8 x 13 1/16in. (42.2 x 33.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 1/2 x 17 7/8in. (44.5 x 45.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Ursula Korzenik
Gallery Copy: This 1979 map of Hartford, produced by the Metropolitan District Commission, shows an impressive number of parks and open spaces. The Metropolitan District Commission had long been responsible for sewage collection and disposal as well as for the water supply of the greater Hartford area. In 1979, the MDC was authorized by the state legislature to oversee the disposal of solid waste as well. At that time, Hartford still burned its garbage at a dump in the North Meadows, which is shown on this map as a "disposal area," tucked between a Police Department Pistol Range and a Fire Department Training Area.. The MDC appears as the owner of a water treatment plant in the South Meadows, where, by the mid-1980s, the Commission would construct a regional solid waste disposal plant which would burn the area's garbage to generate electricity.
Description: Map of the city of Hartford, Connecticut, from Bloomfield and Windsor to the north, the Connecticut River to the east, Newington and Wethersfield to the south, and West Hartford to the west. Streets are labeled and parks, schools, cemeteries, hospitals and state buildings are shown in green. The Connecticut River, Park River and various lakes and ponds are shown in blue. The city seal is in the cartouche. To the right of the map are a street index and lists of schools, libraries and educational facilities; recreational, cultural, and historical places; governmental offices and facilities; and miscellaneous sites.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1/2 inch equals 1000 feet
Inscription: Recto, center right, printed in black ink: "CITY OF / HARTFORD / CONNECTICUT / 1979" Bottom, printed in black ink: "PREPARED BY / THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT / P.O. BOX 800 / HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 06101"
Object Number: 2004.142.1
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