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House of Thomas Quimby, Heath St.
The house was located on Heath St. on the southwest corner of today’s Woodland Rd. It was built in 1740 by Nathaniel Stedman and later purchased by Benjamin White who owned a lot of land along Heath St. Thomas C. Quimby and family then lived in this house from the 1850s until 1892.

The identity of the two young girls shown cannot be determined. They do not appear to fit the profile of any of Quimby family members. Quimby’s one surviving son also lived in the Heath St. house but only had one daughter. Only one of Quimby’s four daughters was born after 1850 and all remained single, later living together around the corner on Hammond St.

[Courtesy of the Digital Commonwealth (CC BY-NC-ND). From the Brookline Photograph Collection published by the Public Library of Brookline]