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Old 10-19-2010, 09:55 AM   #361
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Re: Emerson College's Paramount Center

No, the hotel was never moved.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:17 AM   #362
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I have a very dim recollection of a big fire there (maybe in the 70's?) that gutted the building.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:26 AM   #363
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I have a very dim recollection of a big fire there (maybe in the 70's?) that gutted the building.
Very close! It was on February 27, 1982, by which time the Avery Hotel had become a rooming house (info from http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/bfdfires.html).
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #364
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I used to party with all the homeless kids who lived in that building when it was vacant,boy I must of had some balls back then can't imagine doing that now lol!
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:35 PM   #365
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I'm curious what sort of stores KARP and SALLINGERS were.
Ron -- I don't recall Karp, but Sallingers was fine men's clothing. The store and the building were owned by an old family friend who also lived in East Boston.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #366
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According to the Globe archives, the Hotel Avery never reopened after the 1982 fire. Citicorp tore it down in 1991 after taking over the failed Commonwealth Center project's mortgage from Haymarket Cooperative Bank. The site became (controversially) a parking lot until Millennium Partners eventually arrived with their project.

The city and the Downtown Crossing Association at the time felt the land would be more marketable to a future developer as a vacant lot rather than with empty derelict buildings on it. They may have been correct.

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #367
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I saw a display today in the parking lot across the street from the theater...it looked like a giant window mock up for a building...anyone know what this is?
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Gettin there...

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