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Beacon St., Looking West From Hawes Street, The House of Charles U. Cotting, 1887
This photo may show the beginning of work for the widening of Beacon St. The group of men in the background are felling a tree; the piles of dirt might surround a tree stump; the fence along Beacon is being dismantled.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St., most likely by Augustine H. Folsom, a Boston photographer.

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