Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

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]
Coolidge Corner Universalist Church
Built 1906; Coolidge Corner Theater today
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]
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]
Rear of Houses on Marion St., Viewed from Beacon St.
Center left are the house and garage of William H. Hill, Jr. To the right are the house and garage of William Armstrong.

Looking from Beacon. George Armstrong house to the right behind the two carriage houses.
Beacon St. between Park and Marion, 1887
Beacon St. going west to the right. House of Albert H. Cushing. To the left are the garage and a shed of the George Armstrong house, on Marion St. The two houses in the foreground would be soon removed with the widening of Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. between Park and Marion, 1887
Beacon St. going east is to the left. House of Albert H. Cushing. To the right are the garage and the house of George Armstrong, on Marion St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Winchester St, Looking West on Beacon St., 1909
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Winchester and Beacon, 1887
Beacon going west to the left. Winchester St. going northwest, on the right. On the far left is the entrance to Summit Ave. Center photo is #26 Winchester St., the house of John S. Saunders, veterinary surgeon.

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