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Beacon St. Photos, East to West

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 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]
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
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