Streets of Brookline


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Washington St., North of the Village, circa 1876
This is one of a pair of rare wide-angle photos of early Washington St. The view is looking north just past Davis Ave. On the left side, home to a number of carpenters and painters, from left to right are:
  • Partial view of 302 Washington St.
  • I. Shannon Davis, carpenter, 306 Washington St.
  • Sign for Bowker & Lyon, carpenters and builders, whose buildings were behind 306 Washington St.
  • The small two-story building with the angled roof at 314 Washington St. It housed the carpentry business of Willard Goodwin, from roughly 1870 to 1899.
  • Goodspeed’s livery stable at 316 Washington St. (not visible) with the carriages out front
  • Two houses, unidentified
  • The house of Martin Kingman at 338 Washington St. (front porch visible) on the northwest corner of Thayer St. He had a dry and fancy goods store close by in Harvard Square.
  • George H. Stone Hook and Ladder Company


Courtesy, Brookline Public Library. From Photographs of Brookline: taken about 1876 / Richard Hills. Call No.: BROOKLINE/Special (CAGE B.R. 974 H6).