Streets of Cambridge
In 2012 transcriptions of the histories of Cambridge streets, some dating back to the 18th century, were discovered in the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet at the City Engineering Department. The histories had been compiled by Lewis M. Hastings, the legendary City Engineer, who served from 1889 to 1932. Learn more about Hastings in this biographical sketch by Michael Kenney of the Cambridge Historical Commission.
The Streets of Cambridge: An Engineer's Passion. by Michael Kenney. (2018)
Additionally, a print version of The Streets of Cambridge: Street-by-Street...Their histories, their dimensions, and their stories as found in the Cambridge Engineering Department documents and as told by their developers, edited by Michael Kenney of Cambridge Historical Commission (2017) is available for purchase at the Commission for the low, low price of $25.00. Download a Publications Order Form.