Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This weeks doorway is the R.H. Stearns building on Tremont Street.
R. H. Stearns was at one time a major department store in Boston. It is now an underused building with half the main floor vacant (not shown) and the other half a deli. The grandeur of the main entrance harkens back to a day when there were multiple local department stores in Boston: Raymonds, Gilchrist, Jordan Marsh, Kennedy's, and my favorite: Filene's. It is a pattern duplicated in most cities and we are now left with just Macy's :( in downtown Boston.