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Edward Everett Square Circa 1960’s–1970’s

In the 1950’s Edward Everett Square was an important commercial center patronized by the local neighborhood community. Wooden three-deckers along Columbia Road featured a variety of small businesses with residents living above. There was the Rexall Drug Store, Stacy’s Stationers, Angie’s Delicatessen, a barbershop, a bowling alley, a dancing school, Smith Cadillac-Olds, McDonough Motors, Wattendorf Real Estate, the Killarney Tavern and Casey’s Liquor Store. Residents of Edward Everett Square remained a tight community.

Image Courtesy of the University Archives & Special Collections Department, Joseph P. Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston