Streets of Brookline

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165 Ivy St.
No longer standing. The former house of Henry Saltonstall Howe and Katharine Dexter (Wainwright) Howe. Henry S. Howe was a wealthy cotton manufacturer and commission merchant. The Howes were living on adjacent Essex St. when they had this house constructed in 1902. Henry Howe died in 1931, three months after the death of his wife, and there are no recorded occupants of the house after that. By 1941, the house had been torn down and the property was the site of the first of the four houses that remain there today.

[Photograph by Thomas Warren Sears from the J. Horace McFarland Collection, Archives of American Gardens. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.]