Brookline Historical Society
Longwood Area and The Muddy River

Corner, Sewall Ave. and Charles St.
Looking north, post 1915. From left to right:
  • Rear building of the Second Unitarian Society Parish House, 50 Sewall Ave., still standing
  • Second Unitarian Society Parish House, 11 Charles St., built 1916, still standing
  • (center rear) 3 Charles St., built circa 1916, , no longer standing
  • 64 Sewall Ave., no longer standing
  • [Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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
36 Monmouth St.
The house of the John Wales family from circa 1879 until shortly after his death in 1900, no longer standing. Located on the northwest corner of Carlton St. which is just to the right in the photo. One of the two cement posts that bracket the driveway, visible in the photo, remains today. John Wales was the president of the John Wales & Co., a Boston firm that distributed small-form steel products (screws, springs, wire, brackets etc.).
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.
In the distance is 312 Kent St., no longer standing.
119 Colchester St., 1888
Formerly numbered 115, home of Harrison Gardner. Kent St. looking north, to the left. House still standing.
312 Kent St.
Home of Benjamin Keith, demolished in1938.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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
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