ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Broad Canal

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Thousands of people drive within a few yards of the Broad Canal every day, yet few know it exists. It slices into Cambridge from the Charles River a half block north of Main Street. In both photos, we’re looking east, toward the Charles. The Broad was built in 1807, 80 feet wide and lined with granite. Originally it extended deeper into East Cambridge, past the site of today’s Kendall Square Cinema, ending in a triangular basin bounded by three streets n...
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Location
Broad Canal Way & Broad Canal Walk
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

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