Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

Harvard St. 367-375 ,1910
Corner of Beals St. The Dutch-design influenced #373, along with #375 (on the right), were built in 1899; designed by architect Walter Kilham.
Harvard St. near Allston Border, Early 1900s
Looking NE from Corey Hill. Harvard St. bisects the photo from left to right. Below Harvard St., center left, is Kenwood St. and center right is Columbia St., both newly created. Above Harvard St., in the center of the photo, is the large house on the estate of James F. Ayer. Bordering the estate on the right, is Thorndike St.
[Source: Iowa State]
Harvard St., August 22, 1918
Looking north, photo probably taken by Henry A. Varney, the town engineer. From left to right:
  • #286: Beacon Universalist Church, currently in use as a movie theater
  • #290 (at the corner of the Beacon building): Louis White, tailor
  • A rare view of the newly constructed building at 294-300 Harvard St. that replaced a family house there in 1915. This ornate-appearing building was demolished in 1926 and replaced with the one-story structure that is there today.
  • #294: The large sign for the "Coolidge Corner Bowling Alley" which opened in April 1916
  • #296: Carlow and Sullivan, Hardware
  • The large “Bowling ” sign cannot be sourced.

[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Babcock Hill, circa 1900
Viewed from Babcock St.; top of Summit Ave. in the distance; houses on Naples Rd to the right; Rear of the Gallagher house (still stands) on the left which faces Devotion St. across from the old Devotion firehouse. Babcock Hill was leveled to fill in Babcock Pond making way for new developments.
Green St., March 1933
Looking toward Dwight St.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Devotion St. Engine House
Looking south from Babcock Pond toward Devotion St. behind the Devotion School. Gallagher house mid-left photo; Charles Stearns house far left. Babcock Pond was part of a creek system flowing south from Commonwealth Ave. and was filled in
Devotion St. Engine House
Devotion St. Engine House
Engine #2, later moved to Washington Sq. Firehouse
Harvard St., Corner Babcock St.
335 – 315 Harvard St. The post office at 331 Harvard St. and the American Oriental Rug Co. at 321 Harvard St. are identified. Babcock St. is at the extreme right. The building still stands but with a greatly modified exterior.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Harvard St. Across From Naples Rd.
Looking southeast from Fuller St. toward Coolidge Corner. Right: 406 Harvard St., no longer stands. Center: 402 Harvard St., the 3-store brick building still stands today as part of a longer row of stores. Note Krotki's Pharmacy.
[Source: Olmsted]
Harvard St. at Coolidge St., circa 1929
  • The corner of Morgan Bros. Creamery at 435 Harvard St.
  • Coolidge St.
  • The house of John Nathan at 429 Harvard St., no longer standing.
  • The House of Liederman, Cleansers, 425 Harvard St., still standing
  • William Epstein, meats, at 423A Harvard St., still standing
  • M. Winer and Co., grocers, at 423 Harvard St., still standing
  • H. and B. Browner, grocers, at 421 Harvard St., still standing

[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Beals St.
Beals St., 1935
Looking toward Harvard St. from #57
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
David Sullivan Coolidge House, 470 Harvard St.
Coolidge's Corner, the original name of Coolidge Corner, was named for the Coolidge & Brother store he built for his younger brothers William and George on the northwest corner Harvard and Beacon Streets. David's son, Henry, lived at 488 Harvard St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Browne St., November 1915
Looking north toward Freeman St.
[Source: Olmsted]
41 Winslow Rd.
House of W. J. Sullivan, still standing. Houses on Osborne Rd., still standing, are visible to the left.
[Source: Historic New England]
217, 227, 231 Babcock St., February 1921
Looking from Winslow to the Brighton border at Commonwealth Ave. Only the factory building remains.
[Source: Olmsted]
Babcock St., November 1915
Looking north from John St. Houses foreground right are no longer standing. Apartment building at 69-71 Babcock St just before Dwight St. and the house across the street at 80 Babcock St. remain.
[Source: Olmsted]
Looking at Manchester Rd. From Stedman St., November 1915
All houses still standing. Photo rear, l to r: 23 and 17 Manchester Rd. Foreground left: partial view of 120 Stedman St. followed by a side view of 28 Manchester Rd. on the corner.
[Source: Olmsted]
Manchester Rd., November 1915
Viewed from Stedman St. All houses still standing. Photo rear, l to r: 29 and 23 Manchester Rd. Foreground left: side view of 28 Manchester Rd. on the corner.
[Source: Olmsted]
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