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Devotion St. Engine House
Looking south from Babcock Pond toward Devotion St. behind the Devotion School. Gallagher house mid-left photo; Charles Stearns house far left. Babcock Pond was part of a creek system flowing south from Commonwealth Ave. and was filled in
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Devotion St. Engine House
Devotion St. Engine House
Engine #2, later moved to Washington Sq. Firehouse
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Fire Station, Washington Sq.
With first steamer, bought in 1873
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Washington Sq. Engine #2 House
Washington St., Washington Sq. In use today. Engine relocated from Devotion Engine House
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Washington Sq. Engine #2 House
Washington Sq. Engine #2 Combination 4 House
Washington Sq. Engine #2 Combination 4 House, Snow Plow
Washington Sq. Engine #2 Combination 4 House
Hose House #1, Brookline Village, 1891
Decorated, in a deliberately macabre fashion, for the annual Horribles Parade, 7/4/1891, for which it won the best-decorated building town prize.
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Good Intent Hose Company, Brookline Village, Lower Washington St.
Start of Boylston St. to the right going west; lower Washington St. toward Boston to the left. Built in 1870. Forerunner of Hose House #1.

From stereoscope. "Engine and Hose House, Brookline. E.R. Hills, Photographer, Brookline Mass.” Gift of Natick Historical Society.
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Hose #1 House, Brookline Village, Lower Washington St., circa 1905
Formerly Good Intent Hose Company. Note mural in middle of façade.
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Hose #1 House, Brookline Village, Lower Washington St.
Fire Station #1, Brookline Village, circa 1908
Washington St. in foreground coming from Huntington Ave. Boston, looking west to Boylston St. Hose House #1 and adjacent buildings torn down. New station completed in 1908 and is still in use today.
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Fire Station #1, Brookline Village, 1909
Trolley station not yet evident.

From postcard mailed October 8, 1909 by Katie, 150 Cypress St. Brookline
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Fire Station #1, Brookline Village, 1909
Brookline Village, circa 1910
Fire station #1 and the new trolley island
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Fire Station #1, Brookline Village, circa 1910
Trolley station erected. Small bushes planted on side of station.
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Fire Station #1, Brookline Village, 1912
Bushes are larger.
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Fire Station #1, Brookline Village
This is most likely the Knox 1909 chemical and hose wagon, the first motorized fire-fighting vehicle purchased by the town.
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