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1378-1392 Beacon St., 1911
On the northeast corner of Beacon and Winchester Streets, these buildings were each constructed as an eight-family apartment house, all still standing. Each one was imprinted with a name. From right to left: the Windsor, Wrexham, Tamworth, and Wedgemoir at #1378-1392 Beacon Street and the Richelieu and Winchester at #1-5 Winchester Street. They were all designed by W. H. Andrews in 1902-03 and were built by Peleg Briggs Wadsworth, a real estate developer. Andrews designed these brick and limestone buildings using a number of architectural elements found in the designs of other Beacon Street buildings dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: rounded bay windows alternating with flat facades; projecting cornices with brackets and dentils; and center entrances.
[ref. Brookline Preservation Dept.]

On the right is a partial view of the D. Blakely Hoar house at 1372 Beacon St.

Photo labeled "35839".

From the collection of Joel Shield