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What’s in a name? Barry’s Corner vs. Allston Square

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They’re squabbling about what to call Harvard’s massive new Allston development at what has been called “Barry’s Corner.”

But some people want to call it “Allston Square.” Others want to stick with tradition.

We’d stick with Barry’s Corner. Even Harvard calls it Barry’s Corner in its 10-year Allston master plan.

In the photo above (circa 1930s), Barry’s Corner is in the foreground. … Cough, cough. … As you can see, Harvard was wreaking havoc on the area even then.

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