Brookline Historical Society
Schools

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.
Coolidge Corner District School
Removed with the widening of Beacon. Replaced by the Devotion School.
The Beacon School, Beacon St. & Summit Ave
Formerly the Elizabeth F. Raymond mansion. From a postcard.
Brookline High School, 1922, Girls League Officers
REAR: M. Bryant, E. Johnson, F. Small, K. Matsuki. FRONT: C. Rowe, L. Briggs, M. Colby, Mary Sawyer, M. Prentiss
Brookline High School, 1921, Teacher Student Council
Mary Sawyer, 2nd from right; Alice Howard Spaulding, center.
Brookline High School, 1923, Girls League
Mary Sawyer, front row, 2nd from left
Brookline High School, 1921,Girls Debating Club
REAR: M. Colby, B. Chandler, E. Neal, B. Rosenau, N. Van Ulm; FRONT: L. Hunnewell, Miss Dodge, Mary Sawyer, R. Vachon
Mary Sawyer, High School Dean of Girls, 1933


From the pamphlet entitled Brookline School Photos, Taken and Finished by the Guidance Department, 1933
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Devotion School Students
Circa 1920s. On the left is the Devotion School building constructed in 1892, no longer standing. In the middle is the rear of the Devotion house. An ell, previously on the right rear of the house, has been removed.
[Source: Joel Shield]
Devotion School Class Photo, November 1905
Posing in front of the Edward Devotion house. School buildings are off-photo to the left and the right. Same view used on cover of "Voices of Brookline" a book by Larry Ruttman.
Devotion School Class Photo, November 1905
Seen in front of the Edward Devotion house. School buildings are off-photo to the left and the right.

This is one of two photos taken on the same day, likely in November 1905, related to the town’s bicentennial celebration. The time of day seems similar on both and the students and teachers appear mainly the same in both photos but posed in markedly different positions . The reason is unknown.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Devotion School, Early 1900s
Devotion School, Coolidge Corner
The original Devotion house can be seen where it stands today, in the middle of the buildings of the school. The school building on the right was built in 1892, the one on the left in 1898, and the middle building, which is still in use, in 1913.
Devotion School, 1940s
Cabot School, Marion St.
A four-room school house that opened in April 1888. Named after J. Eliot Cabot, a Brookline architect and one-time school committee member. When the school on Harvard and Pleasant streets was closed for the 1888 widening of Beacon St., the students moved to the Cabot School. Torn down in 1957 for subsidized housing now on the site.
Cabot School, 1892
A four-room school house at 32 Marion St. that opened in April 1888 and is no longer standing. When the school on Harvard and Pleasant streets was closed for the 1888 widening of Beacon St., the students moved to the Cabot School. The house at 44 Marion St. is under construction on the right, still standing.

Page 1, plate 7276. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Cabot School, Kindergarten, 1892
A four-room school house at 32 Marion St. that opened in April 1888 and is no longer standing. When the school on Harvard and Pleasant streets was closed for the 1888 widening of Beacon St., the students moved to the Cabot School. For the 1891-1892 school session the principle was Lillian M. Watton and the kindergarten teachers were Annie P. Burgess and Florence Hersey.

Page 2, plate 7277. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Cabot School, First Grade, 1892
A four-room school house at 32 Marion St. that opened in April 1888 and is no longer standing. When the school on Harvard and Pleasant streets was closed for the 1888 widening of Beacon St., the students moved to the Cabot School. For the 1891-1892 school session the principle was Lillian M. Watton and the first-grade teachers were Annie M. Osgood, Helen F. Wetherbee, and Mary E. Kingsbury.

Page 3, plate 7278. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Old Heath School
Heath School, Cooking Class, 1892


Page 12, plate 7286. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
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