Streets of Brookline

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Goodspeed Livery Stable, 316 Washington St., circa 1895
Just north of Harvard Square, opposite Holden St. Originally run in a wooden structure in partnership with Grafton Stone, Goodspeed’s stable remained a business here until the early 1930s, later run by Goodspeed’s son, Carl and other owners.

The stable provided multiple services for both businesses and individuals. The S.S. Pierce Company boarded its horses and delivery wagons there, horse-drawn taxis could be called, horses were available for rent. The wagon of a boarder is seen out front: Villa Grocery, a business on nearby Harvard St. from approximately 1892 – 1902. On the left is a partial view of the carpentry business of Macrae and Smyth at 312 Washington St.

Image Courtesy the Brookline Preservation Department