Brookline Historical Society
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Lincoln School Graduation, 1914
Reprinted from the Brookline Chronicle, June 12, 1986
High School Chemistry Class, 1933


From the pamphlet entitled Brookline School Photos, Taken and Finished by the Guidance Department, 1933
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
High School Biology Class, 1933


From the pamphlet entitled Brookline School Photos, Taken and Finished by the Guidance Department, 1933
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
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]
Brookline Swimming Club
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
House of Erosamon Drew
Located at today’s 830 Newton St., this house stood next to the Saw Mill Brook where Drew ran a saw mill. The house and mill were built in 1693 and Drew later added a tavern to serve his homemade fermented-huckleberry wine to the mill customers. The mill ceased operation around 1830 and the house burned down in 1873. The recent construction of a new house on the lot revealed old foundations and artifacts and an archeological survey was performed by a team from Boston University, headed by Mary Beaudry. Photograph by A. H. Folsom
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
High School Class in Plain Sewing
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
High School Class, Unidentified
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
High School Class, Unidentified
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
High School Class in Embroideries in Color and Shading
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
High School Class in White Embroidery
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
High School
Built in 1895.

Seen from the rear. The auditorium is in the center rear.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Alberta Rd., 1937
60 Alberta Rd. is in the middle, houses on Shaw Rd. are visible up the hill on the left.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Cow Island Pumping Station
By the 1870s, a growing Brookline needed to increase the water supply to the town. After failing to gain access to the supply of Lake Cochituate or adjoining municipalities, an authorization was obtained to tap the Charles River. This pumping station was constructed on Cow Island along side the Charles in West Roxbury, not far from the Brookline border, the send water to Brookine.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Boylston St. At Sumner Rd.
Sumner Rd. is to the right, Boylston St. going west, is to the left. On the right is 62 Buckminster Rd., the house of Jonathan H. White, then at 525 Boylston St., which still stands. On the left is the house of George J. Putnam at 531 Boylston St., no longer standing.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Thomas Drew Cook House, 85 Cottage St.
Note two women on the porch. Built in 1827 by merchant captain Isaac Cook for his son, Thomas but Thomas died before moving in. The elder Cooks then moved in and spent the rest of their lives there. Isaac built a similar cottage in 1829 for his son Isaac Jr. which is still standing across the street at the corner of Cottage St. & Godard Ave.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Rebuilding of the First Presbyterian Church, 1961
Holden St. The steeple and underlying structure are being raised.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
Village Square
Washington St. looking north
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
111 Centre St.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
16 Addington Rd.
[Source: Brookline Preservation Department]
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