Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

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.
Beacon St. going west to the left. Winchester St. to the left after the house. Summit Ave. can be see in the background.near the top of Corey Hill.
[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]
Rear of Houses on Marion St., Viewed from Beacon St.
In the center is a rear view of the tall house of William H. Hill, Jr., its garage is to the right. On the left are the house and garage of William Armstrong. On the right is the George Armstrong house located 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]
Beacon St. At Summit Ave., 1887
#2, 3, 4, 9 Summit Ave. On the far right 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]
Beacon St. & Summit Ave., 1887
Looking west on Beacon St. to the left, Elizabeth F. Raymond mansion in the center, Summit Ave to the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Corey Hill Hospital, 1900s
Corey Hill Hospital, 1918
Top of Summit Ave. near Brighton border
69 Summit Ave., 1888
Residence of John Knox Marshall, house is still standing.
Summit Ave., 1888
Residence of Henry B. Eager, #72 (approx.) on Summit, no longer standing.
Summit Ave., 1888
Residence of George Francis Fabyan, at the top of Summit Ave., no longer standing.
Grace Mason
Grace Mason, (1879-1971) was the youngest child of Albert and Lydia Mason and grew up on Corey Hill in the family home at 96 Summit Avenue (no longer standing). Her father was chief justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1890 until his death in 1905. He is probably best remembered today as one of the judges in the Lizzie Borden murder trial of 1893.

Grace was part of the Brookline High School class of 1898 and the Historical Society has posted her collection of photographs of 14 fellow students. Their class (all but one graduated in 1898) was one of the first to attend the new high school that opened on Greenough Street in 1893. Grace was an 1898 winner of the J. Murray Kay Prize given to Brookline High School seniors by the Brookline Historical Publications Society (forerunner of the Historical Society) for historical research. Her essay was on "The Development of the Metropolitan Park System." After graduating from Brookline High, Grace attended Smith College, graduating in 1902. In 1904, she married Percy Sacret Young and moved with him to New Jersey where they raised four sons and four daughters.
Mason Family, 96 Summit Ave., circa 1885
Front row (l. to r.): Grace Whiting Mason; her mother, Lydia; sister, Mary. Rear (l. to r.): brother, Charles Noble Mason; sisters Martha Arlina and and Alice. This photo was probably taken in the rear of the side yard of their home at 96 Summit Ave. The fence, right rear, as you look up Corey Hill, is likely the property divider.
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