This 1948 picture of a shuttle bus in the heart of Journal Square shows many of our current surroundings before they were developed. This shot shows the Southbound side of Kennedy Boulevard, near CH Martin, Boulevard Drinks and the Loew’s Theater. In the background you can see the Stanley Theater with a marquee that looks nearly unchanged today.
On the right hand side of the 1948 picture is where the Journal Square Transportation Center now sits. As you can see by comparison the backdrop has changed quite a bit and will continue to change as Journal Square grows into the next phase.
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Written by Steve Hillyer