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VERY RARE \"Adolescence\" Sylvester Baxter Hand Written Poem:

Up for sale a VERY RARE! "Adolescence" Sylvester Baxter Hand Written Poem. 


Sylvester Baxter (1850–1927)

was an American newspaper writer, poet, and urban planner in the Boston area. In 1893 he became the first secretary Commission and along with Charles

Eliot was a chief force in the development of the Metropolitan

Park System of Greater Boston. Born in West Yarmouth,

Massachusetts, Baxter attended universities in Leipzig and Berlin in the 1870s before returning to Boston and

becoming a writer for the Boston Herald. Baxter continued urban planning efforts

into the 20th century. He also wrote for the Boston Evening Transcript,

wrote poetry and published magazine essays.

 In 1889 Baxter was one of the founders of

the First Nationalist Club of Boston and

was active in the political movement which attempted to steer economic and

social change in accordance with the vision of novelist Edward Bellamy in his 1888 novel, Looking Backward: 2000-1887. Baxter

was the secretary of the Metropolitan Improvement Commission of Boston, and was

greatly interested in transportation issues, including in particular the

urban trolley system. Between 1920 and 1926 he traveled

to Mexico. He wrote Spanish-Colonial Architecture in

Mexico (La arquitectura hispano-colonial de México, in Spanish), a documentary registry of Colonial art and a

critique to Colonial architecture in Mexico of the 16th, 17th and 18th

centuries. The translation into Spanish was published in 1934, including images

by Henry

Greenwood Peabody which were later part of the collection of

images donated by Fondo

Guillermo Tovar de Teresa to the Instituto

Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Baxter

died in 1927 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


is the namesake of Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville, Massachusetts,

a suburb of Boston. In 1956, the Malden Garden Club dedicated the Sylvester

Baxter Delta in Malden. (This was reported on page one in the May 15, 1956

issue of the Malden Evening News.) The Sylvester Baxter Delta is located at

42°25'48.5"N 71°05'04.8"W, in Malden, MA where Savin Street and

Fellsmere Road meet. The memorial plaque was rediscovered by two Malden

residents in October 2015. Sylvester Baxter Delta plaque re-discovered at Fellsmere Park in Malden. 

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