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House and Watering-cart of Eben W. Reed
Ebenezer Warren Reed, in addition to several official positions with the town, was a watering-cart contractor with Brookline who sprinkled the dirt streets to reduce dust and preserve the covering over the stone underlayment. This is currently the only known photograph of a watering cart in Brookline. Across Boylston St. was the feeder station hydrant used to fill the wagon.

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