Longevity

  • Cambridge Savings Bank 1834-present
  • Schoenhof's 1856-present (since 1940 in Harvard Square)
  • Harvard Coop 1882-present
  • Leavitt & Peirce 1883-present
  • Cambridge Trust 1890-present
  • J. August 1891-present
  • LaFlamme Barber Shop 1898-present
  • Brattle Square Florist c.1905-present
  • Tennis & Squash Shop 1924-present
  • The Grolier 1927-present
  • J. Press 1930-present
  • Bob Slate, 1930-present
  • Harvard Book Store, 1932-present
  • CCAE 1938-present
  • Dickson Brothers, 1942-present
  • The Swiss Watchmaker, c. 1940s-present
  • Cardullo's 1950-present
  • Charlie's Kitchen 1951-present
  • Andover Shop 1952-present
  • Brattle Theatre 1953-present
  • Hong Kong 1954-present
  • Out of Town News 1955-present
  • Cafe Pamplona 1959-present

 

Many Harvard Square businesses become institutions by virtue of their longevity. Here are some that made it a half-century or longer.