Timeline of the Brighton, Boston – Great Bridge (Cambridge) 1662

The Great Bridge in 1907, with the recently constructed Weld Boathouse in the foreground and Harvard Stadium in the background. The Great Bridge over the Charles River connected Cambridge, Massachusetts, to what is now known as Allston, Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Bridge was built in 1660–1662 at what was then called Brighton Street, and was the first bridge to span the Charles. A toll was authorized […]

Timeline of Boston history – Boston Opera House (1909)

The Boston Opera House was an opera house located on Huntington Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. It opened in 1909 as the home of the Boston Opera Company and was demolished in 1958 after years of disuse. Speare Hall, a Northeastern University dormitory, now stands on the site at the corner of Opera Place and Huntington Avenue. Construction Designed by the Boston architects Wheelwright and Haven, construction began […]