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Hotel Thorndike: 1908

Hotel Thorndike: 1908

Boston circa 1908. "Hotel Thorndike, Boylston and Church Streets." The establishment last seen here, minus the bulb-studded rooftop sign. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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The block is new, but across the way ...

The timeless Boston Public Garden, with its swan boats and tranquil walkways, remains. That entire block is now the Four Seasons Hotel. The staff at Aujourd Hui (once a top-end dining experience) can likely prepare everything on the 1908 menu offerings, but the pricing is magnitudes higher. The world has gotten faster and far more expensive, but an afternoon walk in the garden is still timeless.

Dinner at the Thorndike, 1907

Most expensive thing on the menu: Canvas Back Duck at $5. That would be a week's wages for many workers in 1907.

I don't believe it!

A 1908 photo and there are NO awnings to be seen, anywhere!

[I see four! - Dave]

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