Posts tagged ‘Barry’s Corner’

December 10, 2013

What’s in a name: Barry’s Corner vs. Allston Square

Should Harvard’s development for the corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue in Allston be designated “Allston Square” rather than “Barry’s Corner,” which is how that section was generally known before it was demolished in the 1960’s?  That suggestion, made by a local resident, has provoked a lively discussion on Google groups community forum.  Does the neighborhood need a re-branding?  How should the history of the fight that led to the forced removal of 71 families be honored?  For a history of the area, check out this excellent article by Bill Marchione.

April 12, 2012

Barry’s Corner update

Harvard is revealing its thoughts for Barry’s Corner bit by bit, with the latest ideas discussed at last night’s Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting. Is the university really going to be able to create something akin to Coolidge Corner, or will it be just an enhanced strip mall?


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