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LAND EXCHANGE IN HANDS OF CAMBRIDGE SOLICITOR

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As soon as the legality of the exchange has been verified by P. J. Nelligan, City Solicitor, Harvard will assume ownership of the Holmes Place, the vacant lot in front of Austin Hall, and Cambridge will take over the triangle between Broadway and Cambridge Street, it was announced yesterday at the Mayor's Office. The Holmes Place is now city territory, while on the present University property, where the City plans to erect a fire station, stands the Rogers Building, which was the old Germanic Museum and is now a store house and carpentry shop.

The present fire house in Brattle Square was condemned some time ago, when the City requested the proposed exchange. Harvard consented, and the matter was referred to the Council which submitted to Nelligan the legal aspects of the question. There is some doubt as to whether Harvard will be able to erect buildings on Holmes Place, which is common ground, originally part of the City Common.

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