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Beacon St., 1887 Series, Before the Widening

Moses Withington House, Beacon St., 1887
Across from Winthrop Rd., around today's #1680 Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo contains the mystery man, here leaning against the fence, who was posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Moses Withington House, Beacon St., 1887
Across from Winthrop Rd., around today's #1680 Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Isaac D. White House, 1887
Beacon St. going west to the left. At about #1702, across from Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Isaac D. White House, 1887
At about #1702, across from Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. Looking West At The Eugene Knapp House, 1887
Standing at Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo contains the mystery man, here sitting on the stone wall, who was posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Eugene Knapp House, Beacon St., West of Tappan St., 1887
Southwest corner of Beacon and Tappan.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St. This photo likely contains the mystery man. He closely resembles the man standing in the driveway talking to the worker and was otherwise posed in a number of the 1887 photos.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. Looking East Toward Tappan St., 1887
Eugene Knapp house in the distance, Tappan St. just beyond that, his apple orchard in the foreground. Knapp was financially involved in the impending widening of Beacon St. and donated some of this land to the project.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
1783 Beacon St., Chamberlain House, 1887
Looking west from today's Dean Rd. Residence of Susan Y. Chamberlain, widow of Thomas.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. Looking East From Englewood Ave., 1887
Chamberlain house in the foreground, residence of Susan Y. Chamberlain, widow of Thomas. House of Eugene Knapp in the background on the same side (south). House of Isaac White just visible in the background on the north side of Beacon.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Reservoir Hotel, Beacon St. Opposite Englewood Ave, 1887


From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. & Englewood Ave, Reservoir Hotel, 1887
Looking east on Beacon, standing at today's Strathmore Rd. Englewood Ave enters on the left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
Beacon St. & Englewood Ave, Reservoir Hotel, 1887
Looking east on Beacon, standing at today's Strathmore Rd. Englewood Ave enters on the left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
Beacon Street Looking East from Chestnut Hill Ave., 1887
One of two photos taken from the same spot. Looking east from just east of Cleveland Circle.The Reservoir Hotel is on the right, opposite Englewood Avenue.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon Street Looking East near Chestnut Hill Ave., 1887
Englewood Avenue enters on the left in the far distance.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon Street Looking East from Chestnut Hill Ave., 1887
One of two photos taken from the same spot. Looking east from just east of Cleveland Circle. Englewood Ave. enters at the far right.

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