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1566 and 1560 Beacon St.
North side of Beacon St. just west of Mason Terrace. The house on the left was built in 1892 and purchased by King Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, in 1907. It was torn down in 1944. The house on the right was designed by well-known architect Arthur VInal and built in 1889. It was acquired circa 1900 by Fred McQuestern who also owned land situated behind the house that fronted on Mason Terrace. In 1903, he moved the house up the hill to its present location at 41 Mason Terrace and constructed an even larger house at 1560 Beacon St. That was torn down in 1967 and replaced with a large apartment building.

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