Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mo Lotman’s book Harvard Square: An Illustrated History Since 1950 is a treasure trove about the history of Harvard Square over the last 60 years.
My own Harvard Square experience dates back over 25 years to 1983. I had come to Cambridge to visit my brother, a freshman at Harvard. I would return in 1985 to begin my own journey through Harvard College – and Harvard Square.
It was interesting to retrace in this book the history of the Square since that time. However, even more interesting for me was to see the photos and read about the history of Harvard Square in the 1950s, 60s, 70s & early 1980s.
There is more to the history of Harvard Square than is found in the covers of this book. However, there is enough here to give one a good sense of the history of the place since 1950. Check it out!