Places of yore

  • 8 Holyoke
  • 24, The
  • 33 Dunster
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • A. Cahaly's Men's
  • Accessories Plus
  • Acropolis
  • Adam & Eve
  • Adam's Apple
  • Adam's Rib
  • Adrenaline Zone
  • Ahepa Travel
  • Ahmed's
  • Albiani Cafeteria
  • Ali Baba
  • Allston Beat
  • All Thumbs
  • Alpha Omega
  • American Sheepherder
  • Andre Beauty Salon
  • Angelo's Pizza
  • Antartex
  • Antonio's
  • Appalachia Shop
  • Aquarian Age
  • Arkadia Restaurant
  • Arlace Shoes
  • Arlecchino Restaurant, The
  • Arlington Dye Works
  • AR Music Room
  • As You Like It
  • Art/Asia Gallery
  • Art-Craft Industries
  • Arthur Parker's Restaurant
  • Athenian Corner
  • Atlantis Sound
  • Atrium Cafe, The
  • Audio Accessories
  • Audio Componenents
  • Audio Replay
  • Audio Video Environments
  • Autre Chose
  • Aux Bonnes Choses
  • Baby Watson Bakery
  • Back Country Shop
  • Bagel Bin
  • Bailey's
  • Bakery, The
  • Banana Republic
  • Bangkok House
  • Bank of Boston
  • Barbara Ladd Pottery
  • Barillari Books
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Barney's
  • Barton Stone
  • Baybank
  • Bebop Burrito
  • Beggar's Banquet Records
  • Belgian Fudge
  • Bennett & Sons
  • Bennett St. Cafe
  • Bermorr's Stationery
  • Bernheimer's Antique Arts
  • Bertolami's Barber Shop
  • Bertucci's
  • Bicycle Exchange, The
  • Bigelow Kennard
  • Bijou, The
  • Billings & Stover
  • Bill's Place
  • Bizarre Deli & Cheese Shop
  • Black Rose, The
  • Blade's
  • Blue Door Yarns
  • Blue Parrot, The
  • Boathouse Bar, The
  • Bobbi Baker Clothing
  • Bob's Harvard Bar
  • Bo Jo Records
  • Bolter Co. men's
  • Bonnie Lass children's clothes
  • Bookshelf, The
  • Book Case, The
  • Boston Compact Disc
  • Boston Music Company
  • Botolph Gallery
  • Bow and Arrow Pub
  • Bow Street Flowers
  • Brattle Arms Beauty Salon
  • Brattle Barber Shop
  • Brattle Inn, The
  • Brattle Market
  • Brattle Pharmacy
  • Brattle Sportswear
  • Brattle Square Letter Shop
  • Brew Moon
  • Briggs & Briggs
  • Brigham's
  • Brine's Sporting Goods
  • Brodie Auto Rentals
  • Brown Shop, The
  • Browsers Club Gift Shop
  • Bruegger's
  • BSOBC
  • Buck-a-Book
  • Buddy's Sirloin Pit
  • Bugatti, The
  • Bus Stop
  • Cafe Avventura
  • Cafe Fiorella
  • Cafe LaRuche
  • Cafe Lounge, The
  • Cafe Mozart
  • Cafe of India
  • Cafe Sushi
  • Caffe Paradiso
  • Cahaly's
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Calliope
  • Camarada Bros. Valeteria
  • Cambridge Architectural Books
  • Cambridge Artists Materials
  • Cambridge Bistro
  • Cambridge Booksmith
  • Cambridge Camera & Marine
  • Cambridge Electric Light Appliance Store
  • Cambridge Federal Savings & Loan
  • Cambridgeport Bank
  • Cambridge Shop, The
  • Cambridge Travel Consultants
  • Camel's Hump
  • Camera Obscura
  • Campo de Fiore
  • Cantabridgia Book Shop
  • Capezio's
  • Cappy's Shoe Repair
  • Capriccio
  • Cardell's
  • Cardullo's Trattoria
  • Caribbean African Creations
  • Casablanca, Inc.
  • Casa Mexico
  • Catch a Rising Star
  • Cave Atlantique
  • Celtic Realm, The
  • CG Howe Dry Cleaners
  • Chameleon
  • Charlesbank Trust
  • Charlie's Place
  • Charlie's Snack Bar
  • Charrette
  • Chef Chow's
  • Cherry, Webb, & Touraine
  • Chez Dreyfuss
  • Chicago Frank's
  • Chieko's House of Batiks
  • Chili's
  • Ching Hua Garden
  • Chipp, Inc.
  • Christopher Flower Shop
  • Christy's
  • Chrysalis
  • Church St. Garage
  • Clark & Mills Electric Co.
  • Claus Gelotte camera
  • Clothware
  • Club 47
  • Coach Grille, The
  • Cock-Eyed Dove, The
  • Coffee Connection
  • Coffee Mill, The
  • College House Pharmacy
  • College Point Tailors
  • College Specialty Shop, The
  • Colonial Drug
  • Colpitt's Travel
  • Colstone Restaurants
  • Connie Dee Do Nut Shop
  • Cool Beans
  • Coolidge Bank
  • Coolidge Cleaners
  • Copy Quick
  • Corcoran's
  • Country Kitchen
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Craftsmans Corner
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Credo
  • Crimson Barber Shop
  • Crimson Cafe
  • Crimson Camera Exchange
  • Crimson Garage
  • Crimson Men's Shop
  • Crimson Shoes
  • Crimson Shop, The
  • Crimson Sports Grille
  • Crimson Travel
  • Croissant du Jour
  • Cronin's
  • Crux
  • CT Chin laundry
  • Cummings of Cambridge
  • Cybersmith
  • Daff & Raff
  • Daley's Pharmacy
  • Dance Plus
  • David's Cookies
  • David's NY Delicatessen
  • Dawn Horse Book Store
  • Dazzle
  • Delhi Darbar
  • Delhi International Boutique
  • Den Lunch, The
  • Derby Jeweler
  • Design Research
  • Details
  • Diana-Christine women's
  • Diesel Jeans and Workwear
  • Dim Sum House
  • Discothèque Nicole
  • Discount Records
  • Dorothy Muriel's Food Shops
  • Down With Louis
  • Dr. Ezariah Little Traveling Light Show
  • Duck Soup
  • Dunster Barber Shop
  • Ear Drum
  • East Coast Guitars
  • Eddy's Shoe Repair
  • Edward Morrill & Son Bookseller
  • Elaine-Claire clothes
  • Eleganza
  • Elkins Galleria of Footwear
  • Elsie's Lunch
  • Emack & Bolio's
  • Emporium India
  • Evans International
  • Express
  • Fabrications
  • Fair Exchange Furniture
  • Fanny Farmer Candy Shops
  • Father's Six
  • Fe Fi Fo Fum
  • Felix's
  • Ferdinand's
  • Ferranti-Dege Cameras
  • Festivo
  • Finer Things Antiques
  • Flour Child
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Flying High Kites
  • Fogel's Antiques
  • Formaggio
  • FP Folts
  • Fred Berg Auto Repair
  • Fred Stone photos
  • Freedom Federal Savings & Loan
  • Fromage
  • Funny Farm
  • Furniture-in-Parts
  • Galeria Book Shop
  • Galeria Cinema
  • Games People Play
  • Garber Driving School
  • Garber Travel
  • Gelateria Giuseppi
  • George's Cottage Grill
  • George Grillo Oriental Rugs
  • Geroge's Folly
  • Germaine Beauty Shop
  • Gertrude Singer's
  • Giannino
  • Gino
  • Glenn's IGA Grocer
  • Global Village Books
  • Globe Corner Bookstore
  • Glugeth optometrist
  • Gnomon Copy
  • Gold Coast Valeteria
  • Golden Drop Jewelers
  • Golden Temple Footwear
  • Gomato's Bros. Fruit
  • Good-Good the Elephant
  • Goods
  • Gordon Yarlott
  • Graffiti
  • Greenhouse, The
  • Grist Mill, The
  • Gropper Art Galleries
  • Grotta Blue Restaurant
  • Gusils Goldsmith & Silversmith
  • Guy's Tailor & Valet Service
  • Haagen Dazs
  • Hair Care by Dunster
  • Hakikat Boutique
  • Hamilton Liquors
  • Ha'Penny Pub, The
  • Hardware Co., The
  • Harnett's
  • Harry's Arcade
  • Harvard Barber Shop
  • Harvard Billiards
  • Harvard Bowlaways
  • Harvard Cafe
  • Harvard Do-Nut Shop
  • Harvard Garden Grill
  • Harvard Motor House
  • Harvard Pizza
  • Harvard Provision Co.
  • Harvard Smoke Shop
  • Harvard Spa
  • Harvard Square Antique Market
  • Harvard Square Seafood
  • Harvard Square Sports Club
  • Harvard Travel Service
  • Harvard Trust
  • Harvard Valeteria Shoe Repair
  • Hatfield's Color Shop
  • Hayes Bickford's ("the Bick")
  • Hazen's Lunch
  • Hemisphere's
  • Hen Ho
  • Henri IV
  • Herrell's
  • Hillside Cleaners
  • HMV
  • Holy Cross Armenian Church
  • Holyoke Barber Shop
  • Hooper Ames
  • House & Garter Gifts
  • House of China
  • House of Kawami Dress Shop, The
  • Howe of Cambridge gift shop
  • Howard Johnson's
  • H Shawah jewelers
  • Hungry Charley's
  • Hungry Persian, The
  • Hurst Gallery
  • Iacoucci tailor
  • Idler, The
  • Import Cargo
  • India Gate
  • Inside Corner, The
  • Instrument Exchange, The
  • Iruña
  • Ivy Barber Shop
  • Jack Williams Magic Garden gift shop
  • Jake's Restaurant
  • Janus Theatre
  • Jasmine/Sola
  • Jean's Beauty Salon
  • Jewel Box, The
  • JF Olsson
  • JM Polcari Barber
  • Joan & David shoes
  • Joe & Nemo's
  • Joe's Barber Shop
  • Joe's Pizza
  • Joe the University Tailor
  • Jolly Beaver Coffee Shop
  • Jonathan Swift's Pub
  • Journeyman
  • Kalsø Earth Shoe
  • Kane's College Shop
  • Kashmir
  • Keezer's
  • Kenmore Camera
  • Kent Roger Clothier
  • Kids Will Have Their Say
  • King's Tavern
  • Kitchen, The
  • Kites & Tails
  • Kitty Haas
  • Koby-Antupit Photographers
  • Kracker Jacks
  • K's Corner Restaurant
  • Kupersmith Florist
  • La Crêpe
  • LaFrance Stationers
  • La Piñata
  • La Primavera
  • La Sweaterie
  • Lata Carta
  • Laura Ashley
  • Learningsmith
  • Leather Design
  • Le Brittany Restaurant
  • Lee's Beehive
  • Left Bank, The
  • Legends
  • Leopold Morse
  • Lewando's
  • Lewdon's Millinery
  • Liggett Drug Co.
  • Light Box, The
  • Limited, The
  • Little Russia
  • Llama Shop, The
  • Loft, The
  • Logo's
  • Lodge, The
  • London Harness Co.
  • Looks
  • Louis
  • Lowry Opticians
  • Lucious Licks
  • Luggage World
  • Maison de Robert beauty shop
  • Mandrake Bookstore, The
  • Manuscript Bureau, The
  • Marenne Beauty Shop
  • Market Theatre, The
  • Mass. Army/Navy
  • Matilda's Fruit Bar
  • Maven's Deli
  • Maytag Laundry
  • McCartney's Garage
  • McIntyre & moore
  • Merchants Coop Bank
  • Midget Delicatessen
  • Mike's Club
  • Milty's Delicatessen
  • Minnie Foster Antiques
  • Minute Man Radio
  • Miss Cannon's Shop
  • Monkey Business Antique
  • Montgomery, Frost, Lloyd
  • Moto Photo
  • Mrs. Miller's Muffins
  • Mug 'n Muffin
  • Multi-Photo Services
  • Museum Shop, The
  • Mykonos
  • My T-shirt
  • Narragansett, The
  • Natalie's
  • Nature's Body
  • Neal's Gift Shop
  • Needle in a Haystack
  • Needle Point, The
  • NE Music City
  • Newcomb's Bakery
  • New England Chowda Co.
  • New England Office Equipment
  • Nordiska
  • Nornie B's
  • Northeast Federal Savings & Loan
  • Nova Design
  • Off the Square Gallery
  • Oggi Coiffures
  • O'Hara Hat Shop
  • Old Cambridge Company, The
  • Old Spaghetti Factory, The
  • Olson Electronics
  • Olsson's
  • Olsten Temps
  • One Potato, Two Potato
  • One-Two Club, The
  • Optique, The
  • Orient in the Square
  • Outback Shop
  • Oxford Ale House, The
  • Oxford Auto Repair
  • Oxford Grille, The
  • Oxford Shop, The
  • Pacific Sunwear
  • Paco's Tacos
  • Pangloss book shop
  • Panizzi gifts
  • Pandemonium
  • Paperback Booksmith
  • Papermint
  • Pappagallo
  • Paraphernalia
  • Patisserie Française
  • Patisserie Gabrielle
  • Paul Revere Shop, The
  • Paul Shuster Art Gallery
  • Pennsylvania Co.
  • Personal Bookshop, The
  • Pewter Pot Muffin House
  • Phillips Book Store
  • Phoenix String Shop
  • Pho Pasteur
  • Photo Hour
  • Picadilly Filly
  • Pier 1
  • Pin Shop, The
  • Pipeline Recrods
  • Piroschka
  • Pistachio's
  • Pizza Pad
  • Pizzeria Regina
  • Planet Aid
  • Ploughshare Gifts
  • Plympton Barber Shop
  • Plympton Laundry
  • Polly Cole's
  • Pomme Frite
  • Porter's Lunch
  • Poster Gallery
  • Pot Shop, The
  • Pottery Workshop
  • Powell Printing
  • Prep Shop, The
  • Print Shop, The
  • Promised Land
  • Qoom Fabric & Ready-to-Wear
  • Rainbow Riders Kites
  • Raffi Wedding Gifts
  • Rarities
  • Ray's Barber Shop
  • Reading International
  • Rebecca's Santa Fe Cafe
  • Record Garage
  • Reflections
  • Reliance Cooperative Bank
  • Rendezvous, The
  • Renée's Antiques
  • Restaurant Brasilia
  • Rix
  • Robie Auto Rental
  • Rockwell Films
  • Roger's Men's Shop
  • Roka
  • Roller Power
  • Rollers
  • Rosen's Electronics
  • Roten Galleries
  • Rowinsky's Cheese Cake Shops
  • Rudi's American Bistro
  • Rufus Porter's
  • Rugantino Coffee House
  • Rug Den
  • Ruggles Pizza
  • Ryan's Sandwich Shop
  • Sab's Grille & Sushi
  • Sage's
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Salad Days
  • Sam Goody
  • Sam Sing Laundry
  • Saraswati
  • Sasha Skin Care
  • SBI Sales
  • Scandinavian Design
  • Scholar's Bookstore, A
  • Schrafft's
  • Science Fantasty Bookstore
  • Scoops & Beans
  • Scoops to Nuts
  • Seferian Escadrille
  • Select Gift Shop
  • Selletto
  • Serendipity
  • Seven Seas, The
  • Seven Stars
  • Seymour Swetzoff Gallery
  • Shalom Imports
  • Shambhala Books
  • Shamsi
  • Shawah Jewelers
  • Shilla
  • Shoes 'n Things
  • Shulte's cigars
  • Siam Garden
  • Siboney Restaurant
  • Signet Custom Jewelers
  • Simon & Sons
  • Skewers, The
  • Skill Bureau, The
  • Ski Market, The
  • Skin Talk
  • Skipjack's
  • Sky Light Books
  • Slak Shak
  • Small Wonders
  • Soft as a Grape
  • Soho Jewelry
  • Sole Hut
  • Solo Leathers
  • Sona of India
  • Souper Salad
  • Southwestern Traders
  • Spa, The
  • Spaghetti Club, The
  • Sphinx Book Store
  • Sphinx bookstore
  • Sports, Etc.
  • Stag Club
  • Starr Bookshop, The
  • St. Clair's
  • Stereo Lab
  • Stereo Sound
  • Steve's
  • Stock Pot, The
  • Stone Camera
  • Stoned Elephant
  • Stone Reprographics
  • Stonestreet's
  • Stop & Shop
  • Store 24
  • Stork Time Maternity
  • Strawberries
  • Structure
  • Student's Valet Service Cleaners
  • Stuff-It's
  • Suburban Shoe Stores
  • Sundog
  • Sunflower Cafe
  • Sunstar
  • Supercuts
  • Superfoot
  • Suzanne's Gift Shop
  • Swanny's Restaurant
  • Swensen's Ice Cream
  • Swiss Alps, The
  • Ta Chien
  • Tacomaker
  • Taha Shoes
  • Talbot's
  • Taj Boutique
  • Taj Mahal
  • Tasty, The
  • TCBY
  • Tealcraft Handkerchief Co.
  • Tech Hi-Fi
  • Temple Bar Bookshop
  • Temptations
  • Ten Arrow
  • TePaske & Hurst Gallery
  • TGI Friday's
  • Thomas More Book Shop
  • Ticino Restaurant
  • To a Tee
  • Toga Lounge
  • Tommy's Lunch
  • Top Copy
  • Toscanini's
  • Touraine
  • Tower Records
  • Town & Travel
  • Treadway Motor House
  • Tree of Life, The
  • Troll House, The
  • Truc
  • Tulla's Coffee Grinder
  • Tumbleweed
  • Tutin Booksellers
  • Tweeter, Etc.
  • Ultimate Bagel
  • Uncle Sam's
  • Underdog, The
  • Underground Camera
  • Underling, The
  • University Barber Shop
  • University Restaurant, The
  • University Theatre, The
  • University Travel
  • University Typewriter
  • Upper Crust Clothing
  • Upper Story Gift Shop, The
  • Upstairs at the Pudding
  • US Trust
  • Used Sound
  • Utrecht Art Supplies
  • Varsity Liquor Store
  • Vermont Tweed Shop
  • Versailles et la Petite Galerie
  • Victor M. Cahaly clothing
  • Video Pros
  • Vidette Barber
  • Vincent's
  • Vintage Restaurant
  • Voyagers, The
  • Waithaka Safari Crafts
  • Waldorf
  • Wallis Woolen Mill of Wales
  • Warburton's
  • Weavers, The
  • Wei Ta
  • Western Union
  • Whole World Travel
  • Wild Tops
  • Williams Clothiers
  • William Turtle Antiques
  • Window Shop, The
  • Wine Bar, The
  • Wine For All Reasons, A
  • Woolworth's
  • Worcester Bros. Decorators
  • WordsWorth
  • WordWorks
  • Workbench, The
  • Wrangler Wranch
  • Wursthaus, The
  • Yak Arts Unlimited
  • Yard of Ale
  • Yarnworks, The
  • Ye Waverly Inn
  • Yenching
  • You & You
  • Young & Yee (Young Lee)
  • Zecropia Gift Shop
  • Zimba Disco
  • Z-Square
  • Zum-Zum
  • Zwicker Brothers Gulf Station

 

Many businesses and organizations that populated the Square over the last 60 years have since closed or moved. Here is a list that may bring back some memories. See something missing? Contact the author.