This reprint of a 1929 News and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) article depicts MacElwee's plan for the extension of Murray Boulevard north of the Ashley River bridge. The map and text give detailed descriptions of residential lot sizes in the reclaimed areas, areas for commercial development, parks, etc. and persuasive economic reasons to undertake the development. Though most of the land was eventually reclaimed, no grand boulevard extends north of the Ashley River bridge today and MacElwee's vision of building "one of the most famous water front driveways in the world" was never realized.
Caption: "Waterfront drive at Botafogo, with Corcovado Peak and less lofty mountains in the background, makes the most beautiful waterfront scene in the world. It is a half circle, and one of many little harbors in Rio de Janeiro."(Photograph by Ewing Galloway).
Caption: "Waterfront drive at Nice, France, the Riviera resort. The broad boulevard is the Boulevard Etats Unis (United States). The Casino may be seen on the left in the background." (Photograph by Ewing Galloway)
Caption: "River front boulevards in Paris having two levels. The lower level used for river shipping reached by a ramp drive. This is the Quai DOrsay looking toward Alexander III Bridge." (Photograph by R.S. MacElwee)
Caption: "Waterfront drive at Rotterdam. A striking general view of the Dutch City. The Haringoleet (canal) and a large portion of the city from the top of a ten story building." (Photograph by Ewing Galloway)
Caption: "Waterfront drive at Cannes, France. Cannes, on French Riviera, has beautiful harbor--famous winter resort. Favorite with tennis fans because big matches are played there." (Photograph by Ewing Galloway)