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Beacon St. Photos, East to West

Beacon St. at Summit Ave., 1887
Mansion of Elizabeth F. Raymond (widow of Edward A. Raymond). Beacon St going west to the left, Summit Ave. runs along the right side of the photo.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. & Summit Ave., 1885; Elizabeth F. Raymond Mansion
Entrance seen from Beacon St.; Elbridge Wason-designed Queen Anne style homes at the bottom of Summit Ave visible on the right.This photo has an excellent view of the small ramps that were placed at the end of the planks of the wooden sidewalks.
Elizabeth F. Raymond Mansion
Just west of Summit Ave. Close-up after widening of Beacon
The Beacon School, Beacon St. & Summit Ave
Formerly the Elizabeth F. Raymond mansion. From a postcard.
Griggs Park Area from Beacon St.
South side of Beacon St., just west of Summit Ave., is peaking through the fence on the right. View of the property and houses of Thomas Griggs, the future Griggs Rd. area. Washington St. is behind it.
Beacon St. & Marion, 1887
House of Austin W. Benton. Beacon St. looking east to the left, Marion St. to the right. Stone wall of Raymond Mansion visible across Beacon. The house, whose rear section was right at the edge of Beacon Street, was moved shortly after this photo was taken for the 1887 widening. It appears that the house was moved twice: first, it was rotated to face the apex of Beacon and Marion thus moving its extended tail sections away from Beacon to make room for the additional 110 feet of the widening; second, back to its original alignment but further down Marion where is still stands today.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., William H. Hill House, 1887
Beacon St. at Short St. No longer standing. Raymond mansion to the right on Summit Ave.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. just West of Short St.
Grace Stevenson House on north side of Beacon St., just west of Short St.. House of H. B. Eager on Mason Terrace (formerly Prospect St.) visible in the upper left of photo. Likely taken in 1887 before the widening of Beacon.
Beacon St. just West of Short St.
Grace Stevenson House on Corey Hill. Houses on Prospect St. visible on the left of photo.
Beacon St. between Short Ave. & today's Lancaster Terrace
Looking west on Beacon; property of John M. Clark, house in the distance
Corey Hill from Beacon St.
Beacon St.. & Brandon Hall, 1903
Brandon Hall, Beacon St., 1912
1560 Beacon St.
Built in 1892 for Benjamin Lombard Jr., a banker and real estate executive. The Lombards moved to 349 Coomonwealth Ave. circa 1905 and King Gilette, the inventor of the modern razor blade, bought the house circa 1907 and lived there until 1913. The house was torn down in 1944.
1575 Beacon St., March 1921
[Source: Olmsted]
Beacon St., West of Marion St., 1887
Looking west at the Clark house (formerly the Otis Withington house), roughly located at today's Lancaster Terrace. At the far left of the photo is Washington Sq.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., East of Washington Sq., 1887
Looking east at the Clark house (formerly the Otis Withington house). Today's Lancaster Terrace would be just beyond it.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. heading East from Washington Sq.
Corey Hill on the left.
Beacon St., Looking East From Washington St., 1887
In the distance at the top of the hill is the Clark house (formerly the Otis Withington house).

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Washington Sq. 1887
Looking east with Beacon St. on the left, Washington St. on the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo contains the mystery man, here standing against the fence, who was posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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