Milestones, landmarks, changes at Inman Sq.
A FOCUS ON AREA SQUARES
Legal Sea Foods burns down
The original Legal Sea Foods burned down in a three-alarm fire (though the fire station was across the street) on Jan. 16, 1980.
The insurance company declared the fire was caused by wiring.
Until that point, parking was an issue of conflict between residents and workers.
During the fire, neighbors stood outside cheering, recalled Joseph Laycox in "From the Heart of Cambridge."
Rosie's Bakery stands there today.