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Bee Hives Loaded at 161 Harvard St.
Donald Finley Macleod was the long-time caretaker for the Wilson family at 161 Harvard St. His son, (Walter) Ernest, likely pictured here, maintained bee hives on the property. The hives appear to be loaded on the carriage which sits in front of the carriage house of number 161. Ernest Macleod briefly advertised honey and honey products for sale in February 1923 issues of the Brookline Chronicle. From the sign on the carriage, it appears that he was in partnership with Arthur Wales, the husband of his older sister, Alexana. The Wales lived at 6 Elm St., Brookline, the address shown on the carriage sign. After 35 year as a Brookline firefighter, Walter Ernest Gunn Macleod retired to Maine where he continued to raise bees.

From the photo album of the family of Donald Finley Macleod, caretaker of 161 Harvard St.