The future Shaw’s plaza, c. 1990. Standing under Filenes’ Basement awning.
Michaels arts/crafts store. The wall along the right is Filene’s Basement (and Almy’s before that).
Filene’s Basement, Burlington MA c. 1990. Photo credit: Ropes Can.
Third Ave. area before it turned into a shopping destination.
King’s planned to use this existing avant-garde office building on Second Ave., but a construction fire forced a mulligan.
1999 panorama taken atop the Blanchard Road water tower. Photo credit: Steven DiPerna.
The District before it was the District
Memorial Elementary School in 2011, just before demolition:
Burlington Heights property on Cambridge Street, across from Skilton Lane. Photo credit: George Moore.
Winn Street houses razed for condos at 260-262 Winn St. (adjacent to Shaw’s plaza) January 2010:
The Building 19 1/2 complex is out. The Shoppes at Simonds Park are in.
This little plaza probably packed more smiles-per-square-foot than any other in Burlington. It had Rexall Drug from the 1950s to 1980, a Captain Pizza through 2007 and an Orange Leaf yogurt shop briefly.
Shoppes at Simonds Park excavation:
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Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 4
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 3
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 2
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Roche Bros. becoming Target:
Roche Bros. location becoming Target, taken July 2018
House move in 2007
House move notice 2007 Burlington MA. Credit: Brad Cushman
House move map 2007, Burlington MA. Credit: Brad Cushman
Tower Records, Burlington Mall Road at Middlesex Turnpike, early 1990s.