Brookline Historical Society
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Bethany Chapel, Corner of School St. and Washington St., December 23, 1915
Standing on Cypress, looking across Washington St. (obscured) at the Bethany Chapel. Foreground, right: one-story store fronts at 4 Cypress Ave., still standing. Background, right: 115 School St., no longer standing.
[Source: Olmsted]
Brookline Village, Harvard Congregational Church, aka the Bethany Sunday School, built 1844
Washington St. facing the mouth of Cypress St.; School St. to the right
M.E. Church, 2 Cypress St.
No longer standing. Cypress St. to the right, Washington St., looking south, to the left.
Washington St. at Cypress, Looking Northwest
Samuel Croft house on the corner
George Stone Hook and Ladder Company, Washington St. at Cypress St., May 30, 1873
In front of Samuel Croft house. Fire house two blocks away across from the public library.

(Sitting Left to Right) Ed Witherell, E. Frank Proctor, J.C. Bense, W.H. Fuller, George H. Johnson, B. Frank Bartlett
(Standing Left to Right)Alfred Kenrick Jr., John Witherell, Samuel Richards, A. Eugene Kenrick, James Sinclair, R.L. Proctor, Herbert Mayo, Frank Spinney, Ed. F. Palmer, Charles J. Funk
410 Washington St., Art Museum for Desmond FitzGerald.
Built in 1913 by noted engineer and art collector Desmond FitzGerald as a private museum to house his collections of works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Hassam, Sisley, Homer, McKnight and others. His house is to the left. The museum building still stands.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Blake House; 450 Washington St.
Built 1822. Torn down in 1939. Entrance was near where Washington and Greenough meet today, what is now Weybridge Road.
Trolley on Washington St.
Looking north toward Beacon St, passing Park Ave. on the right Right to left: #465 and #471, apartment buildings still stand. Summit Ave. hill visible in the background
497 Washington St.
Owned by Thomas Baldwin Griggs and located at the southwest corner of his farmland, across from the Gardner Path, still standing. Occupied for many years by the family of George William Pettes, a journalist. He died in 1892.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Brookline Village
Looking northeast from Washington St. Foreground left: the curve of Prospect St. preceding the First Presbyterian Church, built in 1897, no longer standing. Rear, left: The large brick apartment building at 152-158 Harvard St., built circa 1900. Rear, left of center: The steeple of the Harvard Congregational Church with the cupola of the Pierce Buiding in Coolidge Corner just visible to its immediate left. Center: white apartment buildings sandwiched between Aspinwall Ave. and Homer St. Foreground, right: St. Mary's of the Assumption Church. The steeple is on Harvard St.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Woolworth's, Brookline Village, circa 1914
13-15 Harvard St, corner, Webster Pl. The Spring Sale sign displays the dates April 20-25 which, because of blue-law-mandated Sunday closings, likely means those dates correspond to Monday-Saturday, which then matches with the year 1914.
Woolworth's, Brookline Village, circa 1914
13-15 Harvard St, corner, Webster Pl. The Spring Sale sign displays the dates April 20-25 which, because of blue-law-mandated Sunday closings, likely means those dates correspond to Monday-Saturday, which then matches with the year 1914.
Baptist Church, 32 Harvard St.
Photo shows the western side of Harvard St. immediately north of fork with Washington St. Church is at the corner of Pierce St. St. Mary's Church in the distance on the right.
Baptist Church, Harvard St., 1897
Western side of Harvard St. just north of fork with Washington St. Church is at the corner of Pierce St. #14 Harvard St. just visible to the left.
Harvard St., Brookline Village, circa 1902
One of a series of three photos taken from the top of the third Town Hall. Harvard St. goes from left to right. In the upper right is Boston's Parker Hill and, at its foot, the long row of brick apartments along Huntington Ave. Center right is the corner of the National Bank building in Harvard Square.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
Baptist Church, Harvard & Pierce St., 1913
#14 Harvard St. is to the left. Pierce St. to the right.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
50 Kent St.
The house was built in 1837 on what is now Kent Street. From the 1860s until its demolition in 1902, it was the home to generations of the Phillips family and the doyenne of the family, Charlotte Foxcroft Phillips. Long time next-door neighbors were the Twichells. George Pierce Twichell boarded at the Phillips house while he was a student circa 1880 and later married Charlotte’s daughter, Charlotte Heywood Phillips. The date of this photo is undetermined and there are no known family configurations that match the people in the photo.
[Source: Digital Commonwealth]
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