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Before Commonwealth Avenue became the spine of the campus of Boston University, it served quite a different purpose. Starting in 1910, the stretch between Packard's Corner and Kenmore Square transformed into Boston's "Automobile Row" — a collection of ornate motorcar showrooms and dealerships.
Boston University librarian and Brookline Historical Society President Ken Liss walked along Commonwealth Ave. with WBUR Weekend Edition's Sharon Brody to take a look at what came before.
Liss joins WBUR's Brody to share stories and photos about the history of Auto Row on Commonwealth Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 15 at CitySpace.