Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

Beacon St. East of Webster Ave., Glidden W. Joy House, 1887
Andrew J. Harrington house on the left, William Coolidge house on the right.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Joel Shield]
Widening of Beacon St. at Coolidge Corner, circa 1888
Looking east from Coolidge Corner, circa 1888. The Coolidge & Brother store is on the left. On the right side of Beacon St., from left to right, are:
  • House of Charles Stearns
  • Intersection with Harvard St.
  • Probably the rear of the Webster Street house of Helen Coolidge. The houses of Andrew Harrington and Glidden Joy on the south side of Beacon St. have been removed for the widening while the north side of Beacon St. in this section has remained unchanged. The lack of an opening in the fence supports the argument that this is the rear of the Coolidge house.

[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. at Webster Ave, 1887
Looking east from the corner of Beacon & Webster Ave., one block west of Coolidge Corner. The William Coolidge house is in the foreground followed by the Glidden W. Joy house to its left. Webster Ave. goes to the right. The Coolidge house was moved to Williams St. after the widening of Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. East of Webster Ave, 1887
Looking west on Beacon St. From left to right: the William Coolidge house, Webster Ave. entering Beacon St., the Samuel Hutchinson house.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. just west of Coolidge Corner
Looking west on Beacon between Harvard St. & Centre St.. Note For Sale sign where current Brookline Savings Bank is located. Emily Northend house is on the left at the northeast corner of Centre St.
John Emery Hoar House, 1887
1372 Beacon St. Centre St. is on the right, looking east on Beacon. Hoar was master of the high school and the first town librarian.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
John Emery Hoar House, 1887
1372 Beacon St., looking west. Centre St. is off photo to the right, Sarah Mellon house is on the far left. Hoar was master of the high school and the first town librarian.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Circa 1920
Looking west, Winchester St. comes in in the distance, Center is just off screen to the right. The two-story building housing the storefronts in the foreground was constructed 1914-15 replacing the house of D. Blakely Hoar at 1372 Beacon St. All structures still stand today. The stores from right to left:
  • 1372 Beacon: Henry S. Hatch, Undertaker
  • 1374 Beacon: Beacon News Co. Magazines can be seen hanging in the window.
  • 1374a Beacon: Coolidge Corner Shoe Repairing Co. James De Luca, proprietor.
  • 1376 Beacon: Kim Wah Laundry


From postcard
Webster St. at Park St. and Beacon St.
Looking south from Beacon St. Webster St. is slant left and Park St. is slant right. From right to left:
  • Baptist Church
  • 46 Webster St.
  • 40 Webster St.
  • 34 Webster St.
  • 26 and 32 Webster St.

[Source: Brookline Public Library]
Park St., Corner Beacon St.
Looking at the west side of Park St. with Beacon St. just offscreen to the right. From a stereoview labeled as the Mann house with the signature of an Emma L. Johnson (unidentified). Nehemiah Pittman Mann, Jr. lived here, 1381 Beacon St., from approximately 1869 to 1880. The house at 114 Park St., partially visible to the left, is that of Mannís father, also named Nehemiah Pittman Mann. The father died in January, 1880 after which the son moved to Cambridge. The estimated date of this photo is between 1880 and 1887.
Beacon St. at Park St., 1887
Samuel Hutchinson house. Beacon St. going west to the right; Park St. going south to the left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. at Park St., 1887
Samuel Hutchinson house. Beacon St. going east to the left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Sarah A Mellen House, Beacon St., 1887
Beacon St. going west to the left. Winchester St. to the left after the house.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Sarah A Mellen House, Beacon St.
Beacon St. going west to the left. Winchester St. to the left after the house. Summit Ave. can be see in the background.near the top of Corey Hill.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Looking East, Circa 1887
Seen from just west of Winchester St. which is entering Beacon on the near right. Visible on the far right are the front steps of the Samuel Hutchinson house. The house on a slant is on Park St. Preparations for the widening of Beacon St. appear to be in progress.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
1396 - 1408 Beacon St.
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
Sarah A Mellen House, Beacon St., 1887
Beacon St. going east to the right. Entrance to Winchester St. on the far left.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Rear of Houses on Marion St., Viewed from Beacon St.
In the center is a rear view of the tall house of William H. Hill, Jr., its garage is to the right. On the left are the house and garage of William Armstrong. On the right is the George Armstrong house located behind the two carriage houses.
[Source: Joel Shield]
Beacon St. between Park and Marion, 1887
Beacon St. going west to the right. House of Albert H. Cushing. To the left are the garage and a shed of the George Armstrong house, on Marion St. The two houses in the foreground would be soon removed with the widening of Beacon St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St. between Park and Marion, 1887
Beacon St. going east is to the left. House of Albert H. Cushing. To the right are the garage and the house of George Armstrong, on Marion St.

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