Published: 16.11.2018 to 17:15:33
The first snowfall this season- already melting thanks to rain. The park outside the yellow room. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published: 16.11.2018 to 08:14:17
The first telephone call ever was made at this building in Cambridge.
On October 9th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell called Thomas Watson and started the conversation with the line, "Mr. Watson. Come here. I want to see you."
Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847. He moved to Boston in 1871. He married Mabel Hubbard, from a famous Boston family, days after this phone call. His time in town was short-lived. The family moved to Washington, DC in 1880 so the famous inventor could be closer to the patient offices.
Watson was a local. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1854. He was buried in the North Weymouth Cemetery in 1934 so he could overlook the ship yard where he supervised the building of navy warships. He said he wanted to see his greatest accomplishment in life and death.
In this same building, Edwin Land invented the first instant photography system which became known the world over as Polaroid. There is no record of if he shook the photograph or not.
Published: 16.11.2018 to 05:19:05
Published: 15.11.2018 to 21:31:39
Chris Post and Ryani Chani return tomorrow night to host an @offmicgallery263 comedy showcase. Hibernate tonight during the Nor’easter, and then join us tomorrow for this entertaining show when the storm is gone! 😀
Doors at 7:30. Music at 8:00 PM.
$10 suggested donation. This months charity is @baycovehumanservices
Published: 15.11.2018 to 21:24:34
Happy Historic Bridge Awareness Month! The Prison Point Bridge was originally built in the early nineteenth century to create a land crossing between East Cambridge and Charlestown. The bridge was so named because it connected East Cambridge with land near the Charlestown State Prison, since demolished. Technically, this bridge was an arm of the already-established Craigie Bridge, which is today covered by Monsignor O'Brien Highway. At the time of construction, the Prison Point Bridge was the only land-based crossing for carriages and pedestrians between Charlestown and Cambridge. The bridge was destroyed by fire in 1971 and today the Gilmore Bridge, which carries Charlestown Avenue, stands on the site the Prison Point Bridge once spanned.
Images: Charlestown Avenue over the Prison Point Bridge, with State Prison visible in the background, taken by the City Engineering Department on 13 Sept 1940; Map of area around and including Prison Point Bridge (1865); State Prison with Prison Point Bridge visible in background (1833), collection of the Boston Public Library; View of Gilmore Bridge via Google Maps (2018)
Published: 15.11.2018 to 20:06:25