Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

Babcock Hill, circa 1900
Viewed from Babcock St.; top of Summit Ave. in the distance; houses on Naples Rd to the right; Rear of the Gallagher house (still stands) on the left which faces Devotion St. across from the old Devotion firehouse. Babcock Hill was leveled to fill in Babcock Pond making way for new developments.
Devotion St. Engine House
Looking south from Babcock Pond toward Devotion St. behind the Devotion School. Gallagher house mid-left photo; Charles Stearns house far left. Babcock Pond was part of a creek system flowing south from Commonwealth Ave. and was filled in
Devotion St. Engine House
Devotion St. Engine House
Engine #2, later moved to Washington Sq. Firehouse
Edward Devotion House, Harvard St.
One of the oldest colonial structures in Brookline, owned and operated by the Historical Society. Constructed in its present state in 1740 with parts dating from 1680.
Edward Devotion House, Harvard St
Edward Devotion House Rear, 1904
Edward Devotion House
347 Harvard St. Shown before the development of the Babcock Pond area and the 1898 erection of the left wing of the Devotion School and with the barn is still standing. Fencing around the old creek is visible in the rear.
[Source: Historic New England]
Beacon St.East of Webster Ave., Glidden W. Joy House, 1887
Andrew J. Harrington hose on the left, William Coolidge house on the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
Beacon St. East of Webster Ave., Glidden W. Joy House, 1887
Andrew J. Harrington hose on the left, William Coolidge house on the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
Beacon St. at Webster Ave, 1887
Looking east from the corner of Beacon & Webster Ave., one block west of Coolidge Corner. The William Coolidge house is in the foreground followed by the Glidden W. Joy house to its left. Webster Ave. goes to the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. East of Webster Ave, 1887
Looking west on Beacon St. From left to right: the William Coolidge house, Webster Ave. entering Beacon St., the Samuel Hutchinson house.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. just west of Coolidge Corner
Looking west on Beacon between Harvard St. & Centre St.. Note For Sale sign where current Brookline Savings Bank is located. Emily Northend house is on the left at the northeast corner of Centre St.
John Emery Hoar House, 1887
1372 Beacon St. Centre St. is on the right, looking east on Beacon. Hoar was master of the high school and the first town librarian.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
John Emery Hoar House, 1887
1372 Beacon St., looking west. Centre St. is off photo to the right, Sarah Mellon house is on the far left. Hoar was master of the high school and the first town librarian.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. at Park St., 1887
Samuel Hutchinson house. Beacon St. going west to the right; Park St. going south to the left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. at Park St., 1887
Samuel Hutchinson house. Beacon St. going east to the left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Sarah A Mellen House, Beacon St., 1887
Beacon St. going west to the left. Winchester St. to the left after the house.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Looking East, Circa 1887
Seen from just west of Winchester St. which is entering Beacon on the near right. Visible on the far right are the front steps of the Samuel Hutchinson house. The house on a slant is on Park St. Preparations for the widening of Beacon St. appear to be in progress.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Sarah A Mellen House, Beacon St., 1887
Beacon St. going east to the right. Entrance to Winchester St. on the far left.

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