Scollay Square

By - 7/23/15 - 10:49 am
Scollay Square in Boston, where City Hall is now

Where City Hall didn't used to be. See it larger.

Between 1954 and 1959, urban planner Kevin Lynch took hundreds of photos in Boston and Cambridge to help show how residents build up a sort of mental map of what their city is like. The MIT Libraries have posted 1,900 of his photos. Read more.

By - 12/2/12 - 6:37 pm

Ann Corio waiting to go on stageAnn Corio waiting to go on stage.

With the Combat Zone down to just two clubs, it's easy to forget that Boston was once a world-famous hub of burlesque and exotic dancing. Men - and women - came from all over to see tassel twirling and fan dancing - and acts that included everybody from comedian Fred Allen to pre-championship boxer Rocky Marciano. Harvard men rarely graduated without taking in a show.