Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

Coolidge Corner
Looking east on Beacon St.
[Source: Iowa State]
Coolidge Corner Shelter
[Source: Iowa State]
Beacon St. Looking West Toward Coolidge Corner
In the center is the S. S. Pierce Building with the old cupola that was later destroyed in a fire. To the right, the James Whitney house is partially visible on the northwest corner of Pleasant St.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Coolidge Corner and Corey Hill, circa 1897
This is a rare photo showing a stage in the evolution of the old Coolidge & Brother store after the 1887 widening of Beacon St. The original store, which had been taken over by Merrill Brown in 1884, was purchased in 1892 by the S.S. Pierce Company which then constructed the new S.S. Pierce Building seen today in 1898-99. Also visible are the large homes lining Summit Ave.
[Source: Smithsonian]
Coolidge Corner, November 11 1908
Standing on Harvard St. at Longwood Ave., looking north to Coolidge Corner. In the distance is 278 Harvard St. on the northeast corner of Beacon St. To the right, on the southeast corner of Beacon St., is Frank A. Russell, Real Estate, at 1321 Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Coolidge Corner, November 28, 1908
Standing on Harvard St., looking north. Left to right:
:: The drugstore of A. J. Hayman, 1329 Beacon St., southwest corner.
:: S. S. Pierce, 1324 Beacon St., northwest corner.
:: The houses at 287 and 291 Harvard St., northeast corner.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Coolidge Corner, November 28, 1908
Standing on the southwest corner of Beacon St and Harvard St. looking northeast. The brick house on the left is probably that of D. H. Brewer at 16 John St. Obscured by the trolley going north on Harvard St. is the James Whitney house on Pleasant St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Coolidge Corner District School
Removed with the widening of Beacon. Replaced by the Devotion School.
Coolidge Corner: Coolidge & Brother General Store, 1887
Harvard St. looking north toward Brighton on the right. Beacon St. heading west is to the left. Store established 1857, replaced by S.S. Pierce building.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Coolidge Corner: Coolidge & Brother General Store, Close-Up
Coolidge Corner, Circa 1920
This photo was taken at the same time as another photo posted on the Historic New England web site.
[Source: Historic New England]
Coolidge Corner, 1924
[Source: Historic New England]
Coolidge Corner
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Coolidge Corner
Coolidge Corner, Early 1900s
Coolidge Corner, circa 1901
Harvard St. feeds in off-photo to the left of the transfer platforms. A Harvard St. trolley coming from the north toward Beacon St. can be viewed in the distance between the platforms. The house at 278 Harvard St. is visible.
[Source: MBTA]
Coolidge Corner, 1905
Coolidge Corner, 1906
Coolidge Corner, 1908
Coolidge Corner, S.S. Pierce Building
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