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Harvard St. 367-375 ,1910
Corner of Beals St. The Dutch-design influenced #373, along with #375 (on the right), were built in 1899; designed by architect Walter Kilham.
Harvard St. near Allston Border, Early 1900s
Looking NE from Corey Hill. Harvard St. bisects the photo from left to right. Below Harvard St., center left, is Kenwood St. and center right is Columbia St., both newly created. Above Harvard St., in the center of the photo, is the large house on the estate of James F. Ayer. Bordering the estate on the right, is Thorndike St.
[Source: Iowa State]
Babcock Hill, circa 1900
Viewed from Babcock St.; top of Summit Ave. in the distance; houses on Naples Rd to the right; Rear of the Gallagher house (still stands) on the left which faces Devotion St. across from the old Devotion firehouse. Babcock Hill was leveled to fill in Babcock Pond making way for new developments.
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
Devotion St. Engine House
Devotion St. Engine House
Engine #2, later moved to Washington Sq. Firehouse
Harvard St. Across From Naples Rd.
Looking southeast from Fuller St. toward Coolidge Corner. Right: 406 Harvard St., no longer stands. Center: 402 Harvard St., the 3-store brick building still stands today as part of a longer row of stores. Note Krotki's Pharmacy.
[Source: Olmsted]
Browne St., November 1915
Looking north toward Freeman St.
[Source: Olmsted]
217, 227, 231 Babcock St., February 1921
Looking from Winslow to the Brighton border at Commonwealth Ave. Only the factory building remains.
[Source: Olmsted]
Babcock St., November 1915
Looking north from John St. Houses foreground right are no longer standing. Apartment building at 69-71 Babcock St just before Dwight St. and the house across the street at 80 Babcock St. remain.
[Source: Olmsted]
Looking at Manchester Rd. From Stedman St., November 1915
All houses still standing. Photo rear, l to r: 23 and 17 Manchester Rd. Foreground left: partial view of 120 Stedman St. followed by a side view of 28 Manchester Rd. on the corner.
[Source: Olmsted]
Manchester Rd., November 1915
Viewed from Stedman St. All houses still standing. Photo rear, l to r: 29 and 23 Manchester Rd. Foreground left: side view of 28 Manchester Rd. on the corner.
[Source: Olmsted]
Parkman St., November 1915
Looking west from Powell St.
[Source: Olmsted]
19 Powell St., November 1910
Built in 1904 and designed by Loring & Phipps. Still standing.
[Source: Smithsonian]
58 and 62 Pleasant St.., November 1915
[Source: Olmsted]
Pleasant St. & Browne St.
Looking north across Beacon St. at the James Stearns property from the Thomas Sears house on Charles St. Foreground: greenhouse and carriage house of James Stearns. Middle ground left: house of James Stearns. Rear: two houses on Browne St. Left is the house of McPherson LeMoyne with an entrance at 93 Pleasant St. and right is the house of the James family at 52 Browne St.
Pleasant St.., November 1915
Looking north toward Commonwealth Ave. Buildings on the right are incorporatd into a modern-day composite building. House foreground right is still standing.
[Source: Olmsted]
Camp Norman Prince, 1917
The 101st Field Signal Battalion Corps was a unit in the 26th Yankee Division of the National Guard of Massachusetts. They reported for WWI duty on July 25th, 1917. In preparation for their deployment to France, they set up camp in this open field bounded by Dummer St. and Egmont St. that was then the playground of the Noble and Greenough School (located one block to the south). In the center of the photo is the house of James and Nora Ryan at 127 Egmont St. At the extreme right of the photo, barely visible above the tent, is a building on Dummer St., corner of Pleasant St., that still stands today, albeit greatly modified. The photographer would have been standing in the area of St. Paul St. looking west. The unit left its encampment for France in early September.
Pleasant St. & Beacon St.
Photographed from the Thomas Sears house on the southern side of Beacon St. Looking at the James Stearns property on the north side. Foreground, right: The greenhouse at the rear of the property. Center: Stearns house at 49 Pleasant St. Left: rear of the Stearns house at 31 Pleasant St.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Winchester St., November 1915
Looking southeast toward Williams St. Left to right: #75 (no longer standing), 73/71, 67, Williams St intersection., apartment building on the southeast corner of Williams St.
[Source: Olmsted]
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