Monday, April 25, 2016

Back in the Day

I'm sure I've published this newspaper clipping before, but I just came upon it again, and since our attention is focused once again on the waterfront, it seemed appropriate to remind everyone what the waterfront looked like forty years ago, with the oil storage tanks still in place.

Although the clipping is not dated, a clue on the back suggests this was April 1975. Bliss Towers and Hudson Terrace have been constructed, but there's still a big hole on the south side of Warren Street, between Front and First, where the ill-fated "neighborhood shopping center," now the Galvan Opportunity Center, was to be built. The caption mentions the railroad station "that will be undergoing renovations that also will include new parking facilities." Although the caption suggests the project would begin soon, the restoration of the train station didn't happen until the early 1990s.

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