Why is this building empty?

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JimboJones

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Hmmm. Ron, I'm not so sure ... I think there was, actually.

And the building that housed Celebrations had many unsuccessful clubs at that locale. I think it's where the computer shop is, now?
 

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wasn't 'your father's mustache' at this location too?
 

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For clarification, heres another angle of the building

 

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Did NESOP replace an earlier, taller building?
According to this photo from 1942, it doesn't look it, Ron. The building in the center, still standing today, is where a Bertucci's now operates. The two buildings to the left, one of them cut off on the side, seem to have been replaced by the New England School of Photography building. Perhaps they were reclad, but I can't be certain. The building we're talking about in this thread has it's roof line peaking to the left-center, presumably hold up the Dawson's Ale sign.



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Also, if you look carefully in this photo from 1910, you can see the three buildings (where today's NESOP and Bertucci's are) in the previous photo did not even exist yet; just a tiny shack. They were likely the first buildings ever on that land.



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Any reply yet?


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Wher are the trolleys going down beacon?
 

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It looks like they hadn't built the portal on Comm. Ave. yet...I assume there was a subway entrance somewhere down that way?

On another note: has anyone here ever gone to NESOP? Recommended?
 

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By the way, why aren't Boston's desperate and oft-evicted artists squatting in this yet?
 

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By the way, why aren't Boston's desperate and oft-evicted artists squatting in this yet?
Because no one is stupid enough to squat in a BU-owned property. Not if they like having functional appendages, that is.
 

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It looks like they hadn't built the portal on Comm. Ave. yet...I assume there was a subway entrance somewhere down that way?

On another note: has anyone here ever gone to NESOP? Recommended?
It appears from the date of the photo that the sole subway tunnel from Park to Boylston ended at a portal on Boylston St. near the Public Garden in front of what is now the Four Seasons....thus the reason for the extra lane at that point, turning into Charles. The trollies for the various lines emerged at that point and made their way down Boylston, and at Copley Sq, split to go down Huntington, etc.
 

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That sucks. This old building has character.
 

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Character don't make people (enough) money.
 
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