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The earliest known view of Harvard showing its first complete quadrangle, by William Burgess, 1726, courtesy of Building Old Cambridge by Susan E. Maycock and Charles M. Sullivan, MIT Press, 2016, p. 757.

Join Cambridge Public Library’s Archivist Alyssa Pacy for a lunchtime tour of Harvard Yard.  We will meet inside Johnston Gate at 12 today for a 45 minute walk.  (Alyssa will be carrying a red folder so you can identify her.)

This tour is part of the City of Cambridge’s Walking Series.

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The earliest known view of Harvard showing its first complete quadrangle, by William Burgess, 1726, courtesy of Building Old Cambridge by Susan E. Maycock and Charles M. Sullivan, MIT Press, 2016, p. 757.

Join Cambridge Public Library’s Archivist Alyssa Pacy for a lunchtime tour of Harvard Yard.  We will meet inside Johnston Gate at 12 on Thursday July 20 for a 45 minute walk.  (Alyssa will be carrying a red folder so you can identify her.)

This tour is part of the City of Cambridge’s Walking Series.

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This photograph, probably taken in the 18760s or 1870s, shows a very different view of Quincy Street, which is today flanked on all sides by enormous Harvard University buildings:  The Fogg Art Museum (currently under renovation) and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts on the east side of the street and Harvard yard on the west side.  It is such a Victorian vision of Cambridge – try to envision it the next time you’re walking down Quincy.

Here are a few closeups of the people pictured:

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