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Sewall School Garden Plots, June 29, 1903
Looking south from Franklin St. From left to right, all still standing:
  • 17 Henry St., at the very back
  • Possibly 16 Henry St.
  • The pair of houses at 160 and 156 Chestnut St.
  • the rear corner of 106 Franklin St., in the foreground
In 1903, there was an initiative in town to broaden educational efforts by engaging school students in maintaining gardens. For the Sewall School, a Mr. Kelly, a local landowner, allowed the use of several of his empty housing lots that were directly across Franklin St. from the school. Each student in grades one through four was given a small plot to manage.
[ref. The Brookline Chronicle, November 7, 1903]

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