Postcard circa 1970s

 Boston-Kenmore Square, Massachusetts
575 Commonwealth Ave


 Another of the Fenway group of hotels, this one at Kenmore Square was converted into a Howard Johnson's after it had been a Quality Inn. For a time the location boasted that it had Boston's only "outside glass elevator." It featured a rooftop enclosed swimming pool, views of the Charles River, and a panoramic view of Boston's skyline. Located adjacent to Boston University, it remained a Howard Johnson until recently. By 2004 it stopped serving the traveling public, and it was converted into dorm rooms for Boston College students and served as a hostel during the summer months. On August 7, 2004 the structure was temporarily evacuated due to a boiler fire.

 Brochure courtesy of Dan Donahue circa 1970s


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