Brookline Historical Society
Longwood Area and The Muddy River

Chemical Fire House, Monmouth St.
Part of Hose Company #3. Today, the Brookline Arts Center
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Carlton & Monmouth
Carlton to the left, Monmouth going west to the right
29 Colchester St., 1910
Built in 1903-04 by Edward Boit, and designed by Peabody & Stearns
[Source: Smithsonian]
Colchester St. Looking West toward Kent St.
119 Colchester St., 1888
Formerly numbered 115, home of Harrison Gardner. Kent St. looking north, to the left. House still standing.
60 Beech (formerly Dudley St.) Rd., 1888
House of William H. Lincoln. Kent St. if off-photo to the right.
6 Hawes St., November, 1910
Built in 1864 for David Sears; was remodeled and expanded in 1906 by Clarence H. Blackall for Nathaniel Amster, a mining expert
[Source: Smithsonian]
16 Hawes St., November, 1910
Designed by architects P. B. Howard and Charles E. Patch; built in 1906 for Clara and H. A. Gowing. All houses in the photo still stand. 1090-1100 Beacon St. is in the far distance.
[Source: Smithsonian]
10 Hawes Pl., November, 1910
The George Quincy House, built in 1909, on the corner of Hawes Place and Borland Street.
[Source: Smithsonian]
26 Beech Rd., 1910
Designed in 1907 by Hartwell, Richardson & Driver for Joseph Gahm.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Chapel Station, Carlton & Colchester St.
Flag station for the Boston and Albany Railroad and pedestrian crossing; the southern end of Carlton St. is on the left; note same man as in the Longwood Station photo and the other man at the left hand corner of the building
Longwood Flag Station, Boston and Albany Railroad
By the Longwood Ave overpass, looking east; Sears Chapel in the background; note same man as in the Chapel Station photo
Longwood Station, Boston & Albany Railroad, 1907
Longwood Station, Boston and Albany Railroad
[Source: Iowa State]
Sear's Chapel, Longwood Station, Muddy River
Muddy River & Sears Chapel
Newly constructed Longwood train station with Chapel St. behind it.
Sears Chapel, Longwood Area
Before the creation of Chapel St. and Longwood Station. David Sears house (now divided into townhouses) at the corner of Hawes & Colchester visible to the right
Looking East From Longwood Ave. Bridge, 1907
Boston in the distance. From left to center: Sears Chapel, Chapel St., Boston & Albany railroad tracks, walking paths on either side of the Muddy River.
Looking East From Longwood Ave. Bridge, 1907
From left to center: Sears Chapel, Chapel St.,Longwood Station of Boston & Albany Railroad, the Muddy River.
The Riverway Park and Old Longwood Ave. Bridge, circa 1896
[left to right] Looking west from the Riverway Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. A partial view of the foot bridge, still standing, going over the Muddy River toward the Winsor School; the wood bridge that was replaced by the current stone bridge in 1899; houses on Longwood Ave.; newly-constructed (1894) Chapel St.; roof of the new Longwood Boston and Albany railroad station. This photo was probably taken by Alexis H. French, the Brookline town engineer responsible for the design of the new stone bridge.
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