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Aspinwall House, Aspimwall Ave., Early 1860s
The Aspinwall house was built in 1660 and was known for its giant elm tree, the Aspinwall Elm, which came down in a storm in 1863. The farm was originally bought in 1650 by Peter Aspinwall and was still in the hands of the family at the time of this photo.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right, are William Aspinwall, daughter Mary Aspinwall, and a tenant, Snow. The front of the house is faced the farm, the entrance here is in an older configuration, and the extended rear of the house has not been removed yet.

[Courtesy of the Digital Commonwealth (CC BY-NC-ND). From the Brookline Photograph Collection published by the Public Library of Brookline]