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Cleveland Circle Southwest, 1941
Looking southwest toward Reservoir Rd. from the vicinity of the rear of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. The house in the center is 171 Crafts Rd. Visible in front of it is a waste weir of the Cochituate Aqueduct which ran along Reservoir Rd. to the Brookline Reservoir on Boylston St. The waste weir is still standing. The aqueduct was not used after 1951.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Cleveland Circle Southwest, 1941
Looking southward at Eliot St. from the vicinity of the rear of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. At the far left is 261 Eliot St. To the right a car exiting Willow Crescent onto Eliot St. Further on the right newly-built houses can be viewed on Cleveland Rd. as it descends to Eliot St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Cleveland Circle Southwest, 1941
Viewed from the railroad tracks in the vicinity of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. On the left newly-built houses can be viewed on Cleveland Rd. as it descends to Eliot St. Houses on Reservoir Rd. can be seen on the right.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Cleveland Circle Southwest, 1941
Viewed from the railroad tracks in the vicinity of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. 24 Cleveland Rd. is on the left and the tops of houses on Reservoir Rd. can be seen on the right.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Fairmount St. Hill
Looking east at the Fairmount St. hill. The Brookline Reservoir on Boylston St. is on the left.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
1109 Boylston St.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Samuel Philbrick House, 182 Walnut St.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
210 Babcock St., Side
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
210 Babcock St.
Winslow is on the right.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
210 Babcock St., Rear
To the right is 204 Babcock St., across the srteet is #209, all still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Boston Elevated Railway Bus, Circa 1927
The Boston Elevated Railway opened a “de luxe” bus line between Brookline and Boston in 1927. It initially started in Coolidge Corner, that was later extended to Washington Square. The license plate of this bus, stopped in Cleveland Circle, is dated 1927 but it is not clear which route is involved. Beacon St. inbound is off screen to the right. Boston’s Sutherland Rd. descends in the middle of the photo.
[Source: Joel Shield]
Richard's Tavern, Heath St. near Hammond St.
Northeast corner of Heath and Hammond. Known as the "Old Stage Coach Tavern". Built circa 1760-70. The Worcester Turnpike (Rt. 9) passed behind the house where a tollgate was located.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Richard's Tavern, Heath St. near Hammond St.
Northeast corner of Heath and Hammond. Known as the "Old Stage Coach Tavern". Built circa 1760-70. The Worcester Turnpike (Rt. 9) passed behind the house where a tollgate was located.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
217 Freeman St., 1956
The house was set back from the street. In the distance is 219 Freeman St., still standing.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Boylston St., 1956
From right to left:
  • 253 Boylston St. on the corner of Smyth St.
  • 261-263 Boylston St.
  • 265-269 Boylston St.
  • Gas station at the corner of Cameron St..

[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Lincoln School, 1930s
Partially visible behind the school on the left is 189 Walnut St., still standing. In the distance on the right is 244 Boylston St., no longer standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Lincoln School, 1930s
Visible on the far left are 158 and 156 Boylston St., still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Baker School Playground Work
Looking across Beverly Rd. at the rear of 110 Wallis Rd.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
24 Walnut Place, Summer 1919
Linda (Kennard) Winsor, widowed from Alfred Winsor a few years earlier, lived at 204 Walnut St., now addressed as 24 Walnut Place. She decided to vacate her house, much modified but still standing today, for the summer of 1919 so that it could be used by convalescing soldiers and sailors, two pictured here.
[ref. Brookline Chronicle, August 16, 1919, Page 1]
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
23 Prescott St.
The rear of the house is on the left. To the left is 9 Prescott St., still standing. In the distance on the right is the rear of 132 Carlton St., still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
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