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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

The Thorndike: 1904

The Thorndike: 1904

Boston circa 1904. "Hotel Thorndike, Boylston and Church Sts." Next door to the intriguingly named "Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System." View full size.

 

"Noxious exhalations"

From the Feb 23 1984 issue of New Scientist:

In 2012

I'm pretty sure this is the site of the Four Seasons today, and Church no longer connects to Boylston.

Everything you could possibly want to know

About Dr. Jaeger and his sanitary woolen system, right here.

 
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