Carl Barron Passes Away at 97

Carl Barron, longtime owner of Putman Furniture in Central Square and president of the Central Square Business Association (CSBA) passed away peacefully this morning at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. Barron invented the industry of “renting furniture” while a student at Harvard Business School. He was active in the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. Giving back to the city of Cambridge was very important to him. Photo via

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