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1949 photo by Leon Onofri, from the book "Streetcar Lines of the Hub"; 2004 photo by Peter Vanderwarker
CITYSCAPES

Central Square: A Bow to the Past

By Robert Campbell and Peter Vanderwarker
May 30, 2004

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Central Square in Cambridge looks much the same in these two photos. The streetcar in the old view is rumbling toward Harvard Square, having just crossed the track switch to Western Avenue. A diesel bus replaces it in the new view. The Volkswagen Beetle of today eerily resembles the '46 Chevrolet, the middle car in the 1949 shot. That's no ... (Full Article: 441 Words)

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