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Innovation District Benches; Spenser: For Hire House; More!

PROSPECT HILL—It was no Hardcastle and McCormick, but still: "An 1890 Somerville home famous for having its front door blown up on the TV show Spenser: For Hire, has gone under agreement. ... The turreted Queen Anne on the National Register of Historic Places was listed with Laura Palumbo Hanson at Hammond Real Estate on February 20 for $1 million and went under agreement 10 days later. The listing sheet did not mention that the house at 45 Walnut Street was used as the location for several episodes of the TV show that aired in the mid 1980s starring Robert Urich." [Biz Journal]
HUB-WIDE—Hubway is keeping cars off the road: "Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city of Boston, said 13 percent of the 675,000 rides taken in the first two years of the Hubway system are 'car replacement' rides, according to survey data collected by the city. In other words, those riders signaled that if not for their Hubway bike ride, they would be driving, Freedman said." [Patch]

SOUTH BOSTON—Design Boston Museum has announced the semi-finalists in its competition to design an iconic "street seat" for the Innovation District: "We received over 170 entries from all over the world—23 countries in all were represented. Entrants participated by designing sustainable outdoor sidewalk furniture with a focus on reuse, using environmentally-friendly materials, and innovative construction methods. Design teams recorded their process along with their final designs. Street Seats culminates in an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the Channel, on view from April to October 2013." [Design Museum]

Innovation District

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