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Corey Hill, circa 1890
Looking from Aspinwall Hill across the still undeveloped Washington Sq. to the southwest corner of Corey Hill. In the foreground is the large mansion of Eben Jordan, still under construction here (the stone wall along Beacon St. and the stone pillars which bracket the entrance to Summit Path, the latter still standing, have not been added yet). Jordan, one of the principles of the Jordan Marsh department store, was developing much of the land visible here after the recent widening of Beacon St. Just to the right of the Jordan mansion is a horse-drawn cart carrying construction materials. Behind that is #5 Mason Terrace, under construction, and behind that is #12 Mason Terrace, both are still standing.

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