Brookline Historical Society
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Hook & Ladder 1, Hose House 2, Brookline Village, Circa 1895
Shown: Hook & Ladder Truck #1
Hook and Ladder 1 and Hose House 2
Hook & Ladder 1, Hose House 2, Brookline Village, Circa 1905; 200th Anniversary
To the right, the wagon of Oliver B. Delano's Sons, Carpenter is parked in front of their business. The father established himself here in 1866 and built his house in the rear, just visible, several years later. He died in 1893 and his sons took over the business.
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358 Washington St.
Long time residence and business location of Jonathan Dean Long (1819-1889), carpenter and builder, roughly across the street from the library. He was also listed in the town directory as a horticulturist and there is a sign advertising “Plants And Flowers For Sale “ in front of the house. The people pictured here do not seem to match those in Long’s family.
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358 Washington St., circa 1900
House and office of Robert Patterson, Public Carriages. He was previously a coachman for J. P. Stearns (Pleasant and Harvard) and appears to have started his own business renting and maintaining carriages. Across the street is the entrance to the old circular drive of the library.
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362-366 Washington St. Brookline Village
Brookline Savings Bank, 364/366 Washington St., still standing. The house of George H.Delano, carpenter, at 362 Washington St.
Brookline Savings Bank, 366 Washington St.
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370 Washington St.
David H. Daniels moved to Brookline from Medway by 1868 and became a teacher at the Pierce School. He moved into this house circa 1872, became the principal of Pierce by 1875 and became Superintendent of Schools in Brookline, with an office in town hall, by 1879. He lived in this house until his death in 1902. The house still stands.
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Dedication of the Soldier's Monument, Oct 9, 1915
Washington St. next to Public Library. Brookline Savings Bank in the background.
Tolman House, on the site of the current VFW/American Legion Hall at 384 Washington Street
In the 1820s the house was the location of a school run by the sisters Elizabeth and Mary Peabody.
School St., March 1, 1921
Left to right: #101; #89, still standing; #87.
[Source: Olmsted]
Old Dana House
Washington St, near Cypress St. and soldier's monument. Note: there are three people in the photo.
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.
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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
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