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 The two buildings to the left, one of them cut off on the side, seem to have been replaced by the New England School of Photography building.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.Did NESOP replace an earlier, taller building?
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.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?