By adamg on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 11:48am
Hotel Buckminster in 1900, when there wasn't much else around. Source.
The Hotel Buckminster in Kenmore Square announced on March 23 that it was closing, but unlike the nearby Hotel Commonwealth, says its closing is permanent.
We do not have plans of reopening in the future at this point in time.
The hotel opened in 1897 and was where the idea behind Black Sox scandal of 1919 was hatched and where Andy Kaufman lived while attending the now defunct Grahm Junior College.
The hotel was also home to a couple of radio stations and the predecessor of today's WHDH - WNAC, which started broadcasting in 1948 from the hotel basement.
Photo from the BPL collection used under this Creative Commons license.