Friday, December 3, 2010

Eight Minutes To Park Street???????

Going through more pictures of long lost Cambridge-Boston.


  The Harvard Trust Building (now Bank of America) being built 1956

The Celtic Cafe pictured here is where the 1369 Coffee House in Inman Square is located today.

     The College Grille is now known as the Cambridge Common on Mass Ave.
     Cambridge City Hall looks exactly the same today as it did in 1955
    Richard's Drive-In on Memorial Drive near River Street

   The Harvard Square Subway Station before it was rebuilt in the 80's

Kendall Square Station
 Years ago companies on Memorial Drive had signs on the roof

 Newtowne Grille looks the same today

  Brattle St

My thanks again to the Rotch Visual Collections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge


Kathy said...

Thanks so much for posting these great pictures! I remember some of the old signs and the old subway station at Harvard. But I never knew about Richards Drive-in on Mem Drive!

Mr. Saucy said...

Great pix, thanks for sharing. All that's missing is Marty McFly, Doc & the Flux Capacitor.

Dirty Water said...

I am thinking Richard's folded sometime in the late 60's - The chain was owned by General Cinema Corporation with other locations in Medford, Quincy and West Springfield, Mass.

rob chalfen said...

Harvard Sq escalator had wooden steps, as did the old one at South Station on Atlantic Ave

beautifulshell said...

I totally remember those terrifying escalators from Downtown Crossing. Maybe more terrifying because I was under 5 yo at the time.

Donna L. Halper said...

I grew up in that era and I do remember Richards, but hadn't thought of it in ages. Used to go to Briggs & Briggs in Harvard Square for folk music records. Remember the old Club 47 in Harvard Square too-- Tom Rush used to play there in the early 60s.

glacierbrew99501 said...

I remember Washington had those escalators and they were much steeper


hankazoid said...

This is so cool! Thanks for posting.

Suldog said...

Wow! This is truly great stuff, especially the subway shots. Thanks for posting. Brought back a ton of memories for this 54-year-old.

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