Streets of Brookline

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56 Walnut Place, Circa 1873
The three Stevenson sisters - Martha Curtis (1830), Francis Greely (1833), Anna Brace (1835) –apparently never married and lived together their entire lives, largely in Brookline. Circa 1869, after the death of their widowed mother in 1866, they moved from a house on Cypress St. to this house. In 1896, they moved to the house immediately behind theirs at 94 Upland Rd, which they had purchased in 1893. Also living with the sisters in this house, until her death in 1874, with Mary Elizabeth Curtis, their mother’s sister. It is likely that she is the one pictured in the upstairs window while two of the sisters are standing in the yard.

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