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Charles River Speedway

AERIAL VIEW, ALLSTON, SOLDIERS FIELD ROAD WITH TROTTING PARK, 1928

AERIAL VIEW, ALLSTON, SOLDIERS FIELD ROAD WITH TROTTING PARK, 1928 BPL Print Department.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Built along the shores of the Charles River and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm, the complex included a mile-long race course for harness racing, a two-mile bicycle track, a 1.75-mile parkway, and a pedestrian promenade.

 

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