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Illuminated stained glass under Harvard Square turned back on

Blue and red at Harvard Square bus station

John Overholt is liking how the renovated upper busway at Harvard Square includes restored stained glass.

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Does anyone know when 5his was last working before now? I’ve been rough there regularly for 25 (!!!) years and don’t remember it ever on. I love it!

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I've been trying to remember that, too; it could be as long ago as the 1990s. I always thought it was one of the most attractive and successful of the Arts on the Line projects, and for years and years and years I've regretted its absence every time I go into Harvard Station. I'm delighted to see it back on.

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I think I remember it working when I was an undergrad (1989-1993). I'm really looking forward to seeing it in person soon!

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Most of the nicer social clubs have a strict rule against pissing in the punch bowl.

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That area needs to be wider so one bus can pass another bus. The 77 holds up all the other buses.

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So donate a few million bucks.
I mean, your convenience is worth it.

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It's "every other bus holds up the 77."

Many is the time I've waited for a 77 that's stuck behind multiple Belmont buses ...

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Does anyone know of another work by György Kepes within a brief walk of a T Station??

There used to be one in St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill -- a former church since closed and being converted to??

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I used to be a member at St. John's. There was a stained glass-type eagle in the narthex that may have been by him. I don't know what happened to it. It was probably thrown into a dumpster, along with the beautiful organ. Are you thinking of this? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207897572623107&set=g.66438952...

(If you're curious, here's a link to some other photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/66438952672/photos/ )

...And this is what it looks like on the inside now, as luxury housing, or something or other: http://www.trustrealtyint.com/featured-listing/33-35-bowdoin-street/ :/

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That church ministered to the homeless and regularly fed a large number of people. I know that much of the work is continuing over at St. Paul's on Tremont st, and that the financial numbers didn't support holding onto the building, but the departure of St. John's makes my neighborhood poorer.

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That was the ideal place to stop in downtown if a sudden Kepes urge hit you

There are various Kepes things in various private collections and in some museum collections [though not always or even mostly on display]. However -- if you wanted to see Kepes in the vitreous [not quite raw] -- there were only two places in core Boston / Cambridge -- Harvard T Bus Station [available without even paying a fee] and St. John's on Beacon Hill.

Now apparently -- St. John's not the building*1 but the Kepes is gone -- Sad

*1 the Building is one of the best neo-Gothic's in Boston --- intensely Gothic and so -- impactfull among the rest of Beacon Hill

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The MIT Museum had two Kepes exhibitions recently: photography to 1946 and 1946-1985.

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Is that red line on the stained glass part of the Freedom Trail?

With Harvard Square becoming so boring and corporate in recent years, they need something to attract visitors.

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It represents the subway line at that station.

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Or just covered by years of soot?

It's gorgeous and I hope they keep it clean. Money spent on MBTA station Art is never wasted.

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It was off.

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