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Under Wraps

November-December 2015

Photograph of Smith Campus Center exterior renovation

Photograph by Stu Rosner


Photograph by Stu Rosner

As planning proceeds for the conversion of the former Holyoke Center into the Smith Campus Center, Josep Lluís Sert’s International Style icon, built from 1962 to 1967, gets its half-century exterior toning and face lift—a formidable challenge in the tight confines of Harvard Square. Stage One is the staging itself: here, the Dunster Street scaffolding in the first week of autumn.

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The “Rocking Horse Graveyard,” in Lincoln, Massachusetts

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(1 of 8) The “Rocking Horse Graveyard,” in Lincoln, Massachusetts— “It’s a fun, whimsical thing with a flea- market feel,” Ocker says. “But at night it’s one of the creepiest sights on the planet.”
Photograph courtesy of J.W. Ocker/OTIS

New England’s Oddities

Photo of the colonial-era Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts

The seventeenth-century Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts
Photograph courtesy of the Fairbanks House

Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts

Autumnal mist over Spot Pond

Photograph by Mike Ryan

Exploring the Middlesex Fells

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The “Rocking Horse Graveyard,” in Lincoln, Massachusetts

Click on arrow at right to view full image gallery
(1 of 8) The “Rocking Horse Graveyard,” in Lincoln, Massachusetts— “It’s a fun, whimsical thing with a flea- market feel,” Ocker says. “But at night it’s one of the creepiest sights on the planet.”
Photograph courtesy of J.W. Ocker/OTIS

New England’s Oddities

Photo of the colonial-era Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts

The seventeenth-century Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts
Photograph courtesy of the Fairbanks House

Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts

Autumnal mist over Spot Pond

Photograph by Mike Ryan

Exploring the Middlesex Fells