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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Vintage View of Atherton Street in Somerville

Vintage View of Atherton Street in Somerville   Recently I spent the good part of a day searching through 1000s of vintage postcards at the Brimfield Flea Market. If you’ve never been to Brimfield you’re in for a treat.  This small town turns into a massive antique mart three times a year – in May, July and September.

My destination was the postcard hall, however, so I missed the craziness of the fields filled with booths and collectors from around the world.  Instead I spent hours flipping through boxes of postcards with views of the towns and cities in Centers and Squares territory – Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Medford, Somerville and Watertown.  I found some great cards and will share some of my favorites here.


Early View of Atherton Street in Somerville Massachusetts

Early View of Atherton Street in Somerville Massachusetts

This postcard is a view of one of Somerville’s most well known buildings – the Round House on Atherton Street.  I have several other views of the Round House but this was a card I hadn’t seen before.

The image includes the  Carr School across the street. But what I really love about the card is that it shows another of my favorite buildings – the Round House’s next door neighbor – the mansard house at 40 Atherton Street on the left side of the card.  I’m a big fan of mansards and this one has a particularly appealing profile.  Here’s what the house looks likes now:

Mansard house on Atherton Street Somerville MA

Mansard house on Atherton Street Somerville MA

What fun it would be to have a century-old postcard view of your own house!  If you live in an older house someday you just might stumble across one of these vintage views of your home.

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