Boston Blues

On occasion, I get a chance to visit a place I miss, and love-Boston, Massachusetts. From 1990 to 1995, I spent most of my time attending college in Boston, one of the great student cities. Last Thursday, I had a meeting and an event to attend, so I got a chance to drive by some of my old addresses. I have lived on our near Commonwealth Avenue (Rt. 30), four times in the past. It always draws me back, and makes for an easy driving tour. The photos are “grab shots” from the window of the car.

  • 700 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
    • Warren Towers dormitory at Boston University
    • 1800 students in three towers-mostly freshmen

Warren Towers, 700 Comm. Ave.

  • 1653 Commonwealth Ave., Allston
    • Slum sublet apartment with no heat

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  • 66 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill
    • Said to be a former nursing home converted years ago into a dormitory at Boston College-said to be haunted

66 Commonwealth Ave.

  • 90 St. Thomas More Drive, Chestnut Hill
    • It was a new Boston College dorm in 1995 that borders Commonwealth Ave.
    • That didn’t prevent the kids from trashing it

90 St. Thomas More Dr.

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