Streets of Brookline

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171 Washington St.
The tracks to the D subway line lie immediately to the left. The building anchored the northwest corner of the area then known as The Marsh that would soon be completely leveled in an urban renewal project. Ames Supply Co. was one of thirteen businesses forced out by the Brookline Redevelopment Authority, being deemed not essential to Village Life and therefore not eligible for local relocation on redeveloped land.

Image Courtesy the Brookline Preservation Department