ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Central Square at Western Avenue

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
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 surprise: The Beetle was designed in 1932 by Porsche, and the Beetle of today retains the streamlined Art Moderne loo...
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Location
Western Ave & Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

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