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Aspinwall Hill, Looking SW from Lancaster Terrace
Foreground:view from rear of 65 Westbourne Terrace;
Background right: 3 apartment buildings on Garrison Rd.
[Source: Iowa State]
Aspinwall Hill, Looking SSW from Corey Hill
Background: Washington, University, Winthrop streets
Foreground right: building currently housing Athan's, corner Washington & Beacon
Background center: skyline houses on Addington Rd. Large mansion to the left with the tall spire was built by Clarence Esty at 97 Addington Rd. part of a group of Esty houses that have since been replaced by Schick Park. The spire was an observation tower equipped with a high-powered telescope that enabled detailed viewing of distant scenes.
[Source: Iowa State]
Aspinwall Hill, Looking SSW from Corey Hill
Background center: Washington, University, Winthrop streets
Foreground: rear of houses of Westbourne Terrace (from right to left: 61, 57, 53, 49, 45)
[Source: Iowa State]
Corey Hill
Viewed from Gardner Road. [Center right] building currently housing Athan's, corner Washington & Beacon
[Source: Iowa State]
Beacon St., Francis Hunnewell House, 1887
Beacon St. north side, just west of Washington St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo contains the mystery man, here leaning against the tree, who was posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Moses Withington House, Beacon St., 1887
Across from Winthrop Rd., around today's #1680 Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo contains the mystery man, here leaning against the fence, who was posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Moses Withington House, Beacon St., 1887
Across from Winthrop Rd., around today's #1680 Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Isaac D. White House, 1887
Beacon St. going west to the left. At about #1702, across from Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Isaac D. White House, 1887
At about #1702, across from Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. & Winthrop, circa 1888
Looking east on Beacon St. approaching Washington Sq. Note gas lamp in center of photo.
Beacon St. Looking West At The Eugene Knapp House, 1887
Standing at Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo contains the mystery man, here sitting on the stone wall, who was posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Eugene Knapp House, Beacon St., West of Tappan St., 1887
Southwest corner of Beacon and Tappan.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo likely contains the mystery man. He closely resembles the man standing in the driveway talking to the worker and was otherwise posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. Looking East Toward Tappan St., 1887
Eugene Knapp house in the distance, Tappan St. just beyond that, his apple orchard in the foreground. Knapp was financially involved in the impending widening of Beacon St. and donated some of this land to the project.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
House of Isaac D. White
Corner of Beacon St. and what is now Williston Rd., circa 1915
Regent Circle, Circa 1911
1783 Beacon St., Chamberlain House, 1887
Looking west from today's Dean Rd. Residence of Susan Y. Chamberlain, widow of Thomas.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. Looking East From Englewood Ave., 1887
Chamberlain house in the foreground, residence of Susan Y. Chamberlain, widow of Thomas. House of Eugene Knapp in the background on the same side (south). House of Isaac White just visible in the background on the north side of Beacon.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Reservoir Court, 1862-1870 Beacon St.
Beacon St. at Englewood Ave.
Looking east on Beacon St. several blocks from Cleveland Circle. Reservoir Hotel is off screen on the right, entrance to Englewood is on the left.
Reservoir Hotel, Beacon St. Opposite Englewood Ave, 1887


From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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