1911-1920

 

The April 1911 Bulletin is the first known publication produced by the HSBMA. The Bulletin was “published to inform the people of Cambridge, and of cities and towns to the west and north, how well the Harvard Square banks, merchants, and master mechanics can and will serve the people of this district.” The Bulletin outlines the founding impetus for the formation of the HSBMA and the guiding principals which continue one hundred years later to inform the HSBA’s direction.

The “future development” plans laid out in the 1913 were the focus of the decade ahead. Many physical improvements were made to Harvard Square at the bequest of the HSBMA during this period of time including the installation of 53 electric street lamps in 1914

 

1911 Bulletin of the Harvard Square Business Men’s Association. Cambridge, MA: April 1911. Source: The Cambridge Historical Commission
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Cambridge Subway Opens, March 24, 1912. The New York Times
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1912 Harvard Square Men’s Business Association Annual Reports, Harvard Square, Cambridge, April 1912
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Report of Committee on Future Development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square Business Men’s Association, 1913. Source: The Cambridge Historical Commission

Report of Committee on Future Development.
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Anonymous, “New Lights Burn at Last.” The Harvard Crimson [Cambridge, MA] March 23, 1914
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1914 Harvard Square Men’s Business Association Annual Reports, Harvard Square, Cambridge, April 1914
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1915 Harvard Square Men’s Business Association Annual Reports, Harvard Square, Cambridge, April 1915
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Wilson Tours Boston; No One Recognizes Him . Manchester, MA: August 17 1918. Source: The New York Times.
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1919 Letters from the Harvard Square Men’s Business Association, Harvard Square, Cambridge, February, March and April 1919
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