October 20, 2014

1308 UNITED STATES (Massachusetts) - Russel House Tavern in Cambridge

Located at the first convenient Charles River crossing west of Boston, Newe Towne (later named Cambridge) was one of a number of towns (including Boston, Dorchester, Watertown, and Weymouth), founded in 1630s by the 700 original Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under governor John Winthrop. The original village site is in the heart of today's Harvard Square, a large triangular area at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street. Adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, the Square (as it is sometimes called locally) functions as a commercial center for Harvard students, as well as residents of western Cambridge and the inner western and northern suburbs of Boston.

Through the red brick pathways of Harvard Square rises a new neighborhood tradition. Located in the heart of the Square, Russell House Tavern takes its name from one of the building's original occupants - Thomas Russell, a furniture dealer whose small commercial enterprise contributed to the development of Harvard Square as a center of business in the mid-1800s. It is a New American Tavern serving seasonally-inspired, classic dishes from New England and beyond. An inviting, multi-level space adorned with vintage photographs of the Square, Russell House Tavern specializes in artisanal fare served alongside carefully hand-crafted cocktails and a distinctive collection of all-American wines and craft beers.

About the stamp
The stamp is a Global Forever First-Class Mail International stamp, about which I wrote here.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Wikipedia
Russel House Tavern - Official website

Sender: Pompilian Tofilescu
Sent from Cambridge (Massachusetts / United States), on 03.10.2014

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