Brookline Historical Society
Photo Collection

View From Corey Hill
Looking toward Allston-Brighton
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
View From Corey Hill
Identification pending.
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
Aerial Photo, Circa 1930, Southeast Brookline
Looking from Jamaica Pond area toward Rt. 9 reservoir (photo middle), Fisher Hill Reservoir, and NW to Chestnut Hill Reservoir (photo upper left), Intersection of Goddard Ave. and Cottage St, photo lower left.
Aerial View of Larz Anderson Park Northward
Larz Anderson Park in the foreground, Jamaica Pond on the right, Charles River in the distance.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Brookline Village, View From Parker Hill
From Postcard
Brookline Village, View From Parker Hill, 1854
From Gleason's Magazine.
View of Third Town Hall
Looking at the newly-constructed 1873 Town Hall on Washington St. from Aspinwall Hill. On the far left is the steeple of the Bethany Chapel at the corner of Washington St. and School St.
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
View From Corey Hill
The third town hall in Brookline Village is prominent in the center.
[Source: Brookline Public Library]
Beacon St. At Summit Ave., 1929
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Aspinwall Hill, Looking SW from Lancaster Terrace
Foreground:view from rear of 65 Westbourne Terrace;
Background right: 3 apartment buildings on Garrison Rd.
[Source: Iowa State]
Brookline Village, Looking Southward, circa 1902
One of a series of four photos taken from the top of the third Town Hall. In the far distance is Boston's Parker Hill and, at its foot, the long row of brick apartments along Huntington Ave. In the center of the photo is Harvard Sq. with the awning-covered storefronts on the east side of Washington St. visible to the right.

The 1903 improvements to the National Bank building, center left, are not yet in place.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Brookline Village, Looking Northward, circa 1902
One of a series of four photos taken from the top of the third Town Hall. The unifying element of this photo is the path of Harvard St. It runs from the 4 o’clock position on the right (alongside St. Mary’s Church) to the 10 o’clock position on the left (the brick building at 152-158 Harvard St.) where it curves upwards to the steeple of the Harvard Congregational Church at the top of the photo.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
The Farm, 1958
Viewed from Parker Hill.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Brookline Village, Looking East, circa 1902
One of a series of four photos taken from the top of the third Town Hall. Harvard St. goes from left to right. In the upper right is Boston's Parker Hill and, at its foot, the long row of brick apartments along Huntington Ave. Center right is the corner of the National Bank building in Harvard Square.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Brookline Village, Looking Northeast, circa 1902
Foreground, left to right, all on Prospect St:
:::The southeast corner of the police station and courthouse
:::The old 1844 town hall, now the police station
:::The southwest corner of the old Pierce Grammar School, built in 1855, sections of which remain as part of the current Pierce Historical Building

Center, left to right:
::: Washington St. looking north
::: South side of the library
::: The construction of the 1901 replacement Pierce Grammar School being built facing School St. on the site of the old 1856 high school
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
"The Farm", 1958, Piror to Urban Redevelopment
Most of the center of the photo was razed in the early 1960s as part of an urban renewal program. The core area was known as "The Farm".
Lower Washington St. at the Boston Line, circa 1909
View From Parker Hill. Brookline Hills in the background. At the extreme left in the center of the photo are the two matching apartment buildings that are located at 165 Pond Ave. (front) and 19 Villa Lane (rear). The large black gasometer tank of the Boston Consolidated Gas Co. is in the middle left and the small white house in front of it is located at 19 Villa Lane.
Brookline Village, Looking Southward
Seen from the top of the third Town Hall.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Aerial Photo, Circa 1930, Brookline Village to Beacon St.
High School (photo lower left); Beacon St. (photo left to right)
Aerial Photo, Circa 1930, South Brookline
Looking North toward Rt. 9 reservoir; Charles River (photo top)
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