Harvard Square Subway Kiosk

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Harvard Square Subway Kiosk
Harvard Square Subway Kiosk.jpg
Harvard Square Subway Kiosk is located in Massachusetts
Harvard Square Subway Kiosk
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′24.9″N 71°7′08.3″W / 42.373583°N 71.118972°W / 42.373583; -71.118972Coordinates: 42°22′24.9″N 71°7′08.3″W / 42.373583°N 71.118972°W / 42.373583; -71.118972
Built 1928
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No style listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78000441[1]
Added to NRHP January 30, 1978

The Harvard Square Subway Kiosk is an historic kiosk and landmark in Harvard Square on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was constructed in 1928 and retired in 1981, when the Harvard Station of the MBTA closed for renovation and expansion.

The kiosk had served as a subway entrance for more than half the 20th century. When no longer needed for that purpose, it was stored during subway expansion, then relocated slightly[2] and restored.[3] Since 1984 it has housed Out of Town News, a newsstand.[3]

The kiosk was built adjacent to Harvard University in 1928.[2][3] It sits beside the present-day main entrance to the MBTA Red Line and buses at Harvard Square. Its official postal address is Zero Harvard Square.[2][4] The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Kleespies, Gavin W., and Katie MacDonald. "Transportation History". Harvard Square.com. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Howland, Sarah J. (November 19, 2008). "Facing Lease Problems, Newsstand May Soon Close". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  4. ^ USPS lookup for Out of Town News

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