The thing most needed in Cambridge.
We need the Metropolitan Park System
will have one of the most superb driveways in America
, bordering the Charles
, with the handsome fronts of stately residences facing the water.
We need a fine fountain on the common.
We need — alas!
that it should be so!-an Art Museum that will be a joy to the eyes.
As has been suggested, it should stretch its beautiful colonnades and graceful arches of stone and brick-harmonizing with old “Massachusetts
” in line and color-along the great green terrace, between the President's house
and Gore Hall.
With its stately beauty, what an impressive approach to the University
, as we came up Massachusetts avenue!
We need a large, commodious hall for lectures and concerts.
We need a small, but perfectly kept, hotel.
Many other things for use and for beauty we need; but most of all, we need in our city of rapidly increasing population, good homes for our working-people — model tenements.
In a few years the park system will render “The Marsh
” too valuable for its present occupants.
Its shabby, dirty tenements, with slimy pools surrounding them after a rain, must then be swept away to