Streets of Brookline

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Beacon St. Looking East, Circa 1913
Several blocks west of Washington Sq., looking east. 1714 and 1712 Beacon St., still standing, are on the far left. This is a fairly unique photo showing the simultaneous use of automobiles and horse-drawn carriages. Note that the eastbound vehicles are using the north side of the road while the carriage is on the adjacent bridle path. Brookline passed an ordinance in 1924 dictating unidirectional traffic flow, restricting the eastbound traffic to the south side of the road (obscured on the right side of the photo).