ART
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Charles River Dam

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Why aren’t there any restaurants along the banks of the Charles? Photos like these do raise the question. Anyone who's been to Paris or Seville, or 50 other river cities, knows how wonderful a riverfront restaurant can be.

In the foreground is the Charles River Dam. It was brand new in the older photo. Prior to the dam, the lower Charles wasn't really a river at all. Karl Haglund's superb book, Inventing the Charles River, tells the story. Up as...
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Location
Charles Street & Martha Road
Boston, MA 02114
United States

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