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Parsons School Gardens, 1903
Looking west toward Allerton St. from the northwest corner with Pond Ave. On the right, the side of 58 Allerton St., later the house of famed singer Roland Hayes, is viewed. On the left is the rear of 4 Hawthorn Rd., both houses are still standing.

The gardens were part of a town-wide program to enhance the learning experience of students. As with the Lincoln and Sewall schools, the gardens were planted on land loaned by private landowners. In this case, the land was loaned by the Brookline Riverdale Land Association.

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