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Beacon St. & Carlton St. Before 1888
Beacon St (l to r) before widening; Carlton St. looking north; school house on corner. Note driveway of John Ruggles on the right.
Coolidge Corner District School
Removed with the widening of Beacon. Replaced by the Devotion School.
The Beacon School, Beacon St. & Summit Ave
Formerly the Elizabeth F. Raymond mansion. From a postcard.
Brookline High School, 1922, Girls League Officers
REAR: M. Bryant, E. Johnson, F. Small, K. Matsuki. FRONT: C. Rowe, L. Briggs, M. Colby, Mary Sawyer, M. Prentiss
Brookline High School, 1921, Teacher Student Council
Mary Sawyer, 2nd from right
Brookline High School, 1923, Girls League
Mary Sawyer, front row, 2nd from left
Brookline High School, 1921,Girls Debating Club
REAR: M. Colby, B. Chandler, E. Neal, B. Rosenau, N. Van Ulm; FRONT: L. Hunnewell, Miss Dodge, Mary Sawyer, R. Vachon
Devotion School Students, 1905
Posing in front of the Edward Devotion house. School buildings are off-photo to the left and the right. Same view used on cover of "Voices of Brookline" a book by Larry Ruttman.
Devotion School, Early 1900s
Devotion School, Coolidge Corner
The original Devotion house can be seen where it stands today, in the middle of the buildings of the school. The school building on the right was built in 1892, the one on the left in 1898, and the middle building, which is still in use, in 1913.
Devotion School, 1940s
Cabot School, Marion St.
A four-room school house that opened in April 1888. Named after J. Eliot Cabot, a Brookline architect and one-time school committee member. When the school on Harvard and Pleasant streets was closed for the 1888 widening of Beacon St., the students moved to the Cabot School. Torn down in 1957 for subsidized housing now on the site.
Manual Training School
Manual Training School, Tappan St.
[l. to r.] Manual Training School building, still standing; Public Baths, no longer standing; Municipal Gymnasium, no longer standing.
First High School Building. Brookline Village, Behind Library.
Built in 1856 with funds from Edward Devotion, demolished 1902. Note two entrances in front of building, one for boys and one for girls.
High School Fire, 1936
Pierce Grammar School, 1905
Prospect St.
Pierce Primary School
Prospect St. This is an early 1900s reconstruction of the original Pierce Grammar School
Pierce Grammar School
Prospect St.
Putterham School, Newton St. at Grove St., circa 1895
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