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The Brunswick: 1906

The Brunswick: 1906

"Hotel Brunswick, Boston." The final installment of today's 1906 trilogy. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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The March of Technology

This and many other photos on Shorpy bring home the sad realization that a great many awning makers must have gone out of business when air conditioning became common. Not being one myself, nor descended from any, I'll take cool and dehumidified over sheltered from direct sunlight any day.

Checkout Time

Once considered one of the grandest and most modern hotels in the country, the Brunswick was closed in the 1930s but reopened after World War II to provide married student housing for veterans attending Harvard on the GI Bill. It was torn down in the 1950s to make way for an office building -- check out this final concert, with a view of encroaching rubble through the doorway.

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