We always say, Everyone is a history ambassador. “A Close-up of Huron Avenue” shows just how true that is, no matter how old—or young—you are.

In early 1978, Fayerweather Street School students, ages eight to eleven, conducted a five-month study of their neighborhood. At that time, the school was located at 74R Fayerweather Street (it moved to its current location, 765 Concord Avenue, in 1999).

The students’ resulting report, “A Close-up of Huron Avenue,” is now a historical document stored in our archives.

In their introduction, the students wrote, “Besides interviewing older people in the neighborhood, we conducted interviews with shopkeepers, customers, and people on the street.”

Read the report here.

Have memories of your own to share? Were you a part of this class? Let us know! info@cambridgehistory.org