Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

Aerial View, Brookline Village to Beacon St., 1925
High School (photo lower left); Beacon St. (photo left to right)
Aerial View, Fisher Hill, 1925
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Aerial View, South Brookline, Circa 1930
Looking North toward Rt. 9 reservoir; Charles River (photo top)
Aerial View, North Brookline, Circa 1930
Charles River (photo top left); Beacon St (photo middle top to middle right); Summit Ave. (photo middle bottom)
Aerial View, Coolidge Corner
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Aerial View, Longwood Area, 1925
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
View From Corey Hill
Looking toward Allston-Brighton
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
View From Corey Hill
Identification pending.
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
Aerial View, Corey Hill, 1925
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Aerial View, Southeast Brookline, Circa 1930
Looking from Jamaica Pond area toward Rt. 9 reservoir (photo middle), Fisher Hill Reservoir, and NW to Chestnut Hill Reservoir (photo upper left), Intersection of Goddard Ave. and Cottage St, photo lower left.
Aerial View, Southeast Brookline, 1925
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Aerial View, Larz Anderson Park Northward
Larz Anderson Park in the foreground, Jamaica Pond on the right, Charles River in the distance.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Aerial View, Larz Anderson Park Northward
Locations by clock position:
  • [2:30] Larz Anderson estate
  • [3:30] Pond St.
  • [8:30] Mt. Walley Ave.
  • [11:00] The Country Club horse-racing track

[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Aerial View, Larz Anderson Park Northward
[Source: Historic New England]
Brookline Rifles, Bridgewater Town Green, April 15, 1863
In 1861, three young Brookline friends began forming a company of volunteers from the town to fight in the Civil War. They were Edward Wild, the young Brookline physician and ardent abolitionist; William Candler, who lived right across from Wild on Washington St.; and Charles Chandler. Daily training and drilling began and the townspeople joined in the preparations for going to war. The men also organized the “Brookline Rifles” a group of older boys, many from the high school, to prepare future recruits. The group became well-known for its proficiency in drilling and gave demonstrations throughout the state, like this one in Bridgewater. The leader of the group was sixteen-year old Moses Williams, a future town leader in Brookline and president of the State Street Trust Company.

Photographer: David T. Burrell, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
36 Amory St., 1910
Designed in 1905 by Charles Adams Platt for Henry Howard.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Aspinwall House, 1869
In this view the house still has its extended rear structure and the great elm tree has come down.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Original Aspinwall House & St. Paul's Church, Early 1860s
Aspinwall House is on the far right, erected circa 1660, torn down 1891. Oldest of several photos with the great elm at the rear corner of the house still standing. St. Paul St. looking north, Aspinwall Ave. follows the fence to the right.
Aspinwall House, Aspimwall Ave., Early 1860s
The Aspinwall house was built in 1660 and was known for its giant elm tree, the Aspinwall Elm, which came down in a storm in 1863. The farm was originally bought in 1650 by Peter Aspinwall and was still in the hands of the family at the time of this photo.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right, are William Aspinwall, daughter Mary Aspinwall, and a tenant, Snow. The front of the house is faced the farm, the entrance here is in an older configuration, and the extended rear of the house has not been removed yet.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Aspinwall House, Aspinwall Ave. Fall of the Great Elm, 1863
Three generations of Aspinwall family. (L to R) Mary Aspinwall, Mrs. Colonel Aspinwall, Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, Thomas Aspinwall, Mrs. William Aspinwall, William Aspinwall (in arms of mother)
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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