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Union Square

Union Square is located at the intersection of Cambridge St, North Beacon St and Brighton Ave.  Click on these links for more photos and history of this area.

Union Square 1885

Intersection of Cambridge (left) and North Beacon St (right)

The Greene Druggist building on the right is now the location of Twin Donuts.  The taller building behind it is the Odd Fellows Hall. (Courtesy of Joel Shield)

To the right of center is the Hanoville World War I Memorial which was later moved to the front of the fire station on the other side of Union Square.  c1940


Union Sq c1940 with Cambridge St on the left.  To the right of center is the Commonwealth Lunch, Odd Fellows Hall behind it, then Temple Hall and Brighthelmstone Club

1941Odd Fellows Hall


Dan's Market at 1 North Beacon St in Union Sq.  The boy on the left is Garnett Long 

Dan's Market was located at the above Drug Store or First National Store location.  Note that the Model Cafe to the left of center is still operating today

Brighton Avenue Baptist Church in1907 at the intersection of Cambridge St and Brighton Ave. It's located at the number 29 on the 1885 map above.  The church society was formed In 1853 and the original church was dedicated two years later.  The original church was smaller and was later enlarged. It was destroyed by fire in 1928 and a new church built at the corner of Cambridge and Gordon St

Side view of the Brighton Avenue Baptist Church

c1910 Union Sq with Cambridge St on the left and the Brighton Ave Baptist Church at the center

After the addition of utility poles

1914 The original tall church spire was replaced by this smaller domed spire after being damaged by a lightning strike  (John Murdoch)

1945 The church was replaced by this Mobil gas station.  The fire station is located here today

Union Square c1960

502 Cambridge St at Union Sq in 1906.  Today it is the site of the Jackson Mann school

Union Square at the start of North Beacon St.  The house on the right is also in the above photo

<click here> for a 1948 trolley video in Brighton and Allston.  1:10  through 1:58 minutes includes the Union Square area.

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