Should you find yourself to be driving on South Street in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, you might find yourself passing Depot Street. Should you look down it, you might notice a very unusual building. It's the fanciest Burger King you ever saw.
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Why such a fancy restaurant in a blue-collar town? It didn't start out life as a fast joint. This is the original Old Colony Railroad depot, dating from 1893. (The new commuter rail station, from 1997, is half a mile south.) It was designed by Bradford Gilbert, who designed a number of well known buildings, including a version of Grand Central Terminal that was demolished to make way for the current building.
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