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House and Office of Robert Patterson, Public Carriages, 358 Washington St., circa 1900
He was previously a coachman for J. P. Stearns (Pleasant and Harvard) and appears to have started his own business renting and maintaining carriages. Across the street is the entrance to the old circular drive of the library.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
83 Longwood Ave, October 1908
Corner of St. Paul, looking east on Longwood Ave. Brick fence of the Charles G. Way house at #73 Longwood is visible at the far right, #83 is to its left.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Brookline Village
Between 1897 and 1905. In the far distance is Boston's Parker Hill. In the center of the photo is Harvard Sq. with the awning-covered storefronts on the east side of Washington St. visible to the right.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Brookline Village, circa 1904
The eastern side of Harvard Sq. and Washington St. can be described in three sections defined by the side streets of Kent and Andem Place. All these buildings are still standing. From left to right:

The National Bank building on the east side of Harvard St., between Webster Pl. and Kent St., is still standing. It housed the National Bank and the Post Office on the first floor. The horse-watering fountain in the middle of Harvard Sq. is also visible.

Between Kent St. and Andem Pl. there are three buildings known as the Rooney Block, they are addressed as Harvard Sq.
  • In the first building are C. A. Delano, Dry Goods, at #9 Harvard Sq.; and George M. Harper, Fish, at #6 Harvard Sq. (awning visible).
  • In the one-story middle building, #5 Harvard Sq., is Horace E. Smith, Provisions.
  • The right-hand building (the upper floors were later rebuilt in brick) houses Paine Brothers (Henry K. and Isaac), Plumbers, at #3 Harvard Sq.; and James Rooney Boots & Shoes at #1 Harvard Sq. In between is the door for #2, a rooming house called Somerset House. In a photo from 1908 there is a sign announcing Board and Room By Day or Week, Single Meals

Between Andem Place and Station St. are three large buildings, known as the Colonnade Buildings, all still standing.
Left Building
  • On the corner at #241-243 Washington St. stands the Harvard Sq. Pharmacy, run by David C. Hickey.
  • At #239 is the newsstand and stationary store of William Dexter Paine who was a son of Isaac Paine of the previously mentioned plumbing store.
  • Nestled between the awnings of #239 and #235 is the door at #237 Washington leading to establishments upstairs. The awning for T. J. Turley & Son, tailors, is visible as is the window sign for Mrs. J. F. Hickey, dressmaker.
  • Back on the first floor at #235 the awning of Everett E. Pierce, baker and caterer, is visible. To the right of him is the door for #231 leading to the several businesses upstairs.
Middle Building
The middle building still displays the Colonnade Buildings lettering today.
  • The last store on the right, at #219 Washington St., is Frank Russell, real estate
Right Building
  • The Edwin F. Crosby plumbing and kitchen goods store is on the left at #213 and #211
  • On the right-side corner is Nelson Bros., Grocers, at #205 Washington St.

[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Lyceum Hall Building, Lower Washington St., circa 1904
The Lyceum Hall, a longtime landmark on Lower Washington St., housed the Lyceum Pharmacy at #113 and the Lyceum Cafe at #111. The entrance to the business of J. H. Maher, carriage and harness manufacturer, was in the middle of those two establishments, oddly numbered as #107. James W. Clattenburgh ran his coal delivery business in the back of #107 and he lived next door at #105.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
41 Winslow Rd.
House of W. J. Sullivan, still standing. Houses on Osborne Rd., still standing, are visible to the left.
[Source: Historic New England]
Children of Summit Ave., circa 1885
The house is probably 96 Summit Ave. Pictured (l. to r.) are childhood friends Grace Mason (#96), Sabrina Marshall (#69), and Helen Jones (#101). They grew up together and all graduated from Brookline High School.
Grace Mason
Grace Mason, (1879-1971) was the youngest child of Albert and Lydia Mason and grew up on Corey Hill in the family home at 96 Summit Avenue (no longer standing). Her father was chief justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1890 until his death in 1905. He is probably best remembered today as one of the judges in the Lizzie Borden murder trial of 1893.

Grace was part of the Brookline High School class of 1898 and the Historical Society has posted her collection of photographs of 14 fellow students. Their class (all but one graduated in 1898) was one of the first to attend the new high school that opened on Greenough Street in 1893. Grace was an 1898 winner of the J. Murray Kay Prize given to Brookline High School seniors by the Brookline Historical Publications Society (forerunner of the Historical Society) for historical research. Her essay was on "The Development of the Metropolitan Park System." After graduating from Brookline High, Grace attended Smith College, graduating in 1902. In 1904, she married Percy Sacret Young and moved with him to New Jersey where they raised four sons and four daughters.
Mason Family, 96 Summit Ave., circa 1885
Front row (l. to r.): Grace Whiting Mason; her mother, Lydia; sister, Mary. Rear (l. to r.): brother, Charles Noble Mason; sisters Martha Arlina and and Alice. This photo was probably taken in the rear of the side yard of their home at 96 Summit Ave. The fence, right rear, as you look up Corey Hill, is likely the property divider.
Larz Anderson Estate
[Source: Historic New England]
Lower Washington St., 1914
1914 photo by L. F. Foster, Boston.
46 Dudley St.
Residence of Frederick W. Paine, still standing.
[Source: Historic New England]
Edward Devotion House
347 Harvard St. Shown before the development of the Babcock Pond area and the 1898 erection of the left wing of the Devotion School and with the barn is still standing. Fencing around the old creek is visible in the rear.
[Source: Historic New England]
261 Walnut St., 1888.
Residence of Martin Parry Kennard. The house, modified, serves as the Brookline Music School building at 26 Kennard Rd. In 1895, Kennard and his neighbor to the east, Stephen Bennett, were given permission by the town to lay out an extension of Chestnut St. connecting Walnut St.and Boylston. It was later renamed to Kennard Rd.
26 Edgehill Rd.., 1888.
Residence of Samuel Cabot, Jr. 20 Edgehill Rd. is partially visible to the left. Both houses still standing. In the far distance is Boston's Mission Hill.
9 Francis St., 1888.
Residence of George P. May. Kent St. to the right, the old Lawrence School is partially visible on the left. House still standing.
164 Harvard St., 1888.
Residence of H. Edward Abbott, no longer standing. Vernon St. to the right.
173 Gardner Rd., 1888
No longer standing.
217 Kent St., 1888.
Residence of Llewellyn Powers, no longer standing. #203 is visble to the right. Powers was a multi-term congressman from Maine and two-time governor of that state. He was also a lawyer and decided, in 1887, to leave public service in Maine to practice law in Massachusetts. He spent four years in Brookline and then returned to politics in Maine.
60 Park St., 1888
Residence of Daniel W. Russell, an area real estate developer. Built in 1888, no longer standing. His son, Frank A. Russell, graduated from Brookline High in 1886, spent time in Denver, married, then returned to Brookline in 1893. Both families then lived in the house.
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