Susan Maycock, Charles Sullivan: “Building Old Cambridge” | Talks at Google

Cambridge, Massachusetts started as a small village on the Charles River. How did this small settlement surrounded by mud flats, with a tiny college and few resources, become an industrial powerhouse and the home of two major international universities, and now a major center for software and biotechnology? Talking at Google’s Kendall Square office, with rare maps and views from their book Building Old Cambridge, Susan Maycock and Charles Sullivan of the Cambridge Historical Commission tell the story of the original city center and of later developments like Kendall Square.



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