Harvard Square

First Printer

In case you were wondering about the meaning behind the name “First Printer,” a restaurant on Dunster Street in Harvard Square, there’s a very good explanation.  The first printing press in the British North America arrived in Cambridge, along with Reverend Joseph Glover, his family, and possessions, in 1638.  As was often the case back then during long, trans-Atlantic voyages, Joseph died aboard the John of London and did not reach the Colonies.