Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

1070 Beacon St., circa 1910
Beacon House
Actually located in Boston at the intersection of Beacon St. and Brookline Ave. Beacon St. was originally known as the Mill Road Dam and was constructed to wall off the channel of water in the Charles River extending from the Boston Common to Brookline
Beacon St. at Park Dr., Boston
Looking west from the Boston line just west of Park Dr. Buildings still stand.
[Source: Joel Shield]
Beacon St. Between Carlton and St. Mary’s Streets
The north side of Beacon St. between Carlton and St. Mary’s. On the left is the house at #1032. Of the brownstones, roughly numbers 1012 to 1020, only the second one from the left, #1018, remains today, an odd sentinel surrounded by one-story businesses.
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
Beacon St. Near the Boston Line, February 1921
North side looking east toward St. Mary's St. Left to right: #1032 (no longer standing); #1022, The Ginter Co., groceries (still standing); #1020, the first brownstone (no longer standing); #1018, the only brownstone still standing; #s 1016, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 have all been demolished.
[Source: Olmsted]
Beacon St. At St. Mary’s St.
North side looking west from St. Mary's St. From left to right:
  • #1002, First National grocery store. It has replaced the brownstone that was part of the existing row.
  • #1004 - 1020, none of the brownstones remain standing save #1018
  • #1022-1024, storefront is still standing
  • #1032, house, no longer standing
  • #1038, partial view of the apartment building, still standing

[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Beacon St. at St. Marys
[Source: Joel Shield]
999-1011 Beacon St., Circa 1920
From right to left:
#1011
#1009a: Margaret J. Stout & Co. Dry Goods
#1009: Victor Goldman & Son, Tailors
#1007: Robert C. Ware, Home Method Kitchen
#1005: Heath & Co., Confectioners
#1001-3: B.A. Freeman, Provisions
#999: C. H. Hitchcock, Druggist
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
1080 Beacon St., circa 1910
Beacon St., circa 1910


Looking west from 1011 Beacon St.
Beacon St. Just West of St. Mary's St., 1-Jul-1909
Looking east toward Boston. #1017 Beacon St. near foreground on the far right. The awnings on the storefronts are also visible. All buildings on the right are still standing. Near foreground on the far left the front steps of the house at #1032 Beacon are visible, it is no longer standing.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Beacon St. Just West of St. Mary's St., 1-Jul-1909
Looking east toward Boston. #1021 Beacon St. near foreground on the far right. The brownstones on the left are no longer standing.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Beacon St. Just West of Carlton St., 1-Jul-1909
Looking east toward Boston. #1067 Beacon St. near foreground on the far right, midway between Hawes St. and Carlton St. On the left is the building comprising 1056-1064 Beacon St. All still standing.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Beacon St. Just West of Carlton St., 1-Jul-1909
Looking east toward Boston. #1073 Beacon St. near foreground on the far right, midway between Hawes St. and Carlton St. On the left is the building comprising 1056-1064 Beacon St. All still standing.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Beacon St. Just West of Carlton St.
Looking east toward Boston. On the left is the building comprising 1056-1064 Beacon St. All still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
1038 Beacon St.
Near the Boston line, exists today.
[Source: Joel Shield]
Beacon St. & Carlton St. Before 1888
Beacon St (l to r) before widening; Carlton St. looking north; school house on corner. Note driveway of John Ruggles on the right.
Beacon St., circa 1910
At Carlton St., looking north.
Beacon St., North Side Between Carlton St. and Amory
1080 Beacon and 1070 Beacon in the center, all existing today
[Source: Joel Shield]
Beacon St. Looking West From Carlton St., 1887
William B. Chaplin's house and stable are visible on the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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