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30 Warren St.
The house, located on Walnut St. at the northeast corner with Warren St. at what is now addressed as 30 Warren St., was known by the names of some of its owners over the years, the “Gridley-Hulton” house and the “Gardner-Sumner house. It is viewed here from Boylston St. and the steeple of the First Parish on Walnut St. can be seen in the background.

It was built in 1740 by Nathaniel Gardner, a Boston merchant, It was later purchased as a summer retreat by notorious Tory, Henry Hulton, who entertained British soldiers at the house during the early years of the Revolutionary War. In 1877, it was acquired by Moses Williams who replaced the house circa 1886 with the house that still stands at 30 Warren St. today.

[ref. Brookline by Hardwicke and Reed]

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