|Scope & Content||
Construction plans by state for Margin Street which became a state highway in 1914. The plan shows Margin Street and where it intersects with Danvers. Jacob's Farm is partially shown. and the O'Connell Real Estate Trust is shown. The road shows the location of 30" water pipe of the Salem Water Works and a 6" water pipe for Peabody running under the road. The bottom of the map shows the elevation and grade of the road.
The state creating a state highway on Margin Street in Peabody was controversial at the time. Before state road was built, the public works department made the connections with the water pipes from main in street to avoid digging up new macadam road.
The cost of construction at the time was $18,000, half of which was assumed by the state, a quarter to be assumed by county and another quarter by the town of Peabody, though city records indicate that $9,000 was paid by Peabody in 1914 for the work on Margin Street, though the Department of Public Works indicated that the County did pay $4500.
First Assistant Engineer A.W. Lois did the survey on February 11, 1913. It is unknown the location or the original, but this map was traced by George A. Barnaby in December of 1928.
Plan No. 181
Sheet No. 1
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|Physical characteristics||Starched Linen Map|
|Creator||Massachusetts Highway Commission|
|Other Creators||George A. Barnaby|
Plan and Profile of Proposed State Highway in Peabody
|Copyrights||All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA|
|Collection||Local History Resource Center|
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