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Lincoln School Garden Project, September 1903
Looking southwest from Boylston St. On the right is the house of Annie B. Crocker at 136 Cypress St. In the center is a partial view of 161 Cypress St., still standing. The houses on East Milton St. have not yet been constructed.

This is one of three experimental school garden projects initiated by the Brookline Education Society. Annie Crocker made the land adjacent to her house available to the Lincoln School. In May 1903, students aged 12 15 from the seventh and eighth grade were each given a 7 ft. by 9 ft. plot for growing vegetables. Several of the photos from this series appeared in the newspapers of the time.

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