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83 - 89 Washington St., 1912
On the left is a partial view of 91 Washington St., no longer standing. On the right is a partial view of 67-77 Washington St. whose first floor was a garage. Viewed in the rear center are the sign for Milton F. Reynolds, Carpenter, at 65 Kent St. and Brookline Coal on Pearl St. by the train tracks.

An existing building housing a horse-shoeing business and the adjoining vacant land were purchased by Harry E. Chase who constructed the building shown in the middle of the photo is the building at 83-91 Washington St. It and #66-77 were demolished circa 2015.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Beacon St., Isaac D. White House, 1887
Looking west toward today’s Salisbury Rd. neighborhood from the former 1702 Beacon St. across from Tappan St.

From the 1887 photo series taken just before the widening of Beacon St., most likely by Augustine H. Folsom, a Boston photographer.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
358/360 Washington St., circa 1940
Built circa 1868 as the house of Jonathan Dean Long and the location of his carpentry business. Photo by Marguerite (Long) Goodspeed, Long’s granddaughter, taken shortly before it was demolished.
[Source: Fleming Collection]
358/360 Washington St., circa 1940
Built circa 1868 as the house of Jonathan Dean Long and the location of his carpentry business. On the far left is a partial view of #352 followed by #354 and #358/360, all three were demolished shortly after this photo was taken. Photo taken by Marguerite (Long) Goodspeed, Long’s granddaughter.
[Source: Fleming Collection]
33 White Place, circa 1940
This house, still standing, was built circa 1857 and is known as the Jonathan D. Long house. Long later moved to 358 Washington St. circa 1868 where he also ran his carpentry business.
[Source: Fleming Collection]
Devotion House, Rear, 1897
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
High Service Pumping Station, 311 Newton St.
Designed in 1884, the building is no longer standing but the property is still in use by the water department. The left side of the building was the dwelling house for the engineer.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
High Service Pumping Station, 311 Newton St.
Designed in 1884, the building is no longer standing but the property is still in use by the water department. The left side of the building was the dwelling house for the engineer. The telephone pole indicates that this photo is more recent than other versions.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
High Service Pumping Station, 311 Newton St.
Designed in 1884, the building is no longer standing but the property is still in use by the water department. The left side of the building was the dwelling house for the engineer.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
5 Pearl St., Water Dept.
Still standing
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
535 Boylston St.
Constructed by Joseph H. White, dry goods magnate, still standing. His cousin, Jonathan H. White, had a large stone house just off screen to the right at 62 Buckminster Rd., which also still stands.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Outbuilding of Joseph H. White Residence, Off Buckminster Rd.
A large outbuilding situated high on Fisher Hill behind the house of Joseph H. White. It has been converted to a current residence at 104 Buckminster Rd. using an official address of 565 Boylston St.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
222 Warren St.
Still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Harvard St. at School St., circa 1963
Looking south on Harvard. Harvard Hall at 6 School St. was a large area upstairs used for parties and meetings. None of the buildings in the foreground are still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
1032 Beacon St.
Looking at the north side of Beacon St. before 1912 when an apartment building at #1038 was constructed. On the left is #1048, on the right is #1032, neither are still standing. In the rear is 71 Carlton St., still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Beacon St. at Charles St.
Looking east on Beacon St. toward St. Paul St. Car is turning from Charles St. on the right.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Beacon St. Near Marion
Looking east on Beacon St. approaching the intersection with Marion St. On the right are the buildings at #1471 and #1477, still standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Cameron St., 1917
Standing to the right of todays 40/42 Cameron St. looking north at the rears of 110, 106, 102, 100 Davis Ave., all still standing.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Boylston St., 1917
Looking west on Boylston St. toward Cypress St. after the break of a 70 in. water main on February 14, 1917. On the south side of Boylston from left to right:
  • 316 Boylston St., the Boylston Garage
  • Southeast corner of Boylston and Cypress St., the large house of Annie C. Crocker
  • Southwest corner of Boylston and Cypress St., store fronts, still standing
On the north side of Boylston from left to right:
  • Northwest corner of Boylston and Cypress St., the large curved building of storefronts and apartments, still standing
  • Northeast corner of Boylston and Cypress St., apartment buildings 351 to 315 Boylston St.
  • Three identical apartment buildings, 311, 305, 299 Boylston St. A woman is viewed in the second-floor window of #305.
  • 293 Boylston St., workshop of B. W. Neal
The woman in the window of #305 is Elizabeth Grennan (nee Ryan), wife of fireman Thomas Grennan (viewed in another photo). She and her husband raised five children – three boys and two girls. In 1917, the children ranged in age from 1 to 13. Two of the boys became doctors – one a podiatrist and the other a veterinarian – and one of the daughters became a nurse. The other daughter became a teacher and the other son a corrections officer, eventually rising to superintendent of the state prison in Concord. Elizabeth died in 1967 at the age of 88.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Cameron St., 1917
Cameron St. circumscribed three sides of a square with the fourth side being Boylston St. This view is on the north segment looking west. On the right is the apartment building at today’s 40/42 Cameron St. On the left is today’s 14 Smythe St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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