An interesting documentary if you have spent some time in Harvard Square which may bring back some memories for some. I started working in the square a few years after the Tasty closed. A CVS is now in that location. The diner that some people mentioned that they still go to in the documentary, Leo’s Place, is now out of the square also.
Touching History tells the story of the re-development of Harvard Square’s Read Block. The film combines interviews with archival materials to take the viewer through the hows and whys of the project, introducing audiences to the necessary, sometimes polemical, but always compelling relationships that exist between the public and the private sector. At the film’s core is the inevitable push and pull between conservation and development