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Brookline Town Green Historic District

  • Vicinity: Chestnut Pl, Fairmont, Dudley, Boyston, Walnut and Warren Sts, Hedge, Codman and Kennard Rds
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Gridley James Fox Bryant Architect
1824/00/00 Brookline votes to build a two-story Town House, across Walnut St from the First Parish Church to hold a school, a meeting hall and Town offices.
1849/00/00 Augustus Aspinwall Faith St Paul's Episcopal Church is founded by William and Augustus Aspinwall and Harrison Pay, who brought together a group with high integrity and a rare sense of stewardship in the use of wealth. Services are first held in the town hall in Brookline Village.
1851/00/00 John Charles Olmsted Home 16 Warren St, built 1851-52, architect unknown. John Charles Olmsted lives here from 1899 to 1918, a short walk away from his office at 99 Warren St.
1851/00/00 Warren and Boylston St, the Brookline Town Reservoir is built as part of the Cochituate Reservoir project of the City of Boston.
1852/00/00 Henry Varnum Poor Home In 1893, Ben Prouty invites the Olmsted office to provide a design for the grounds of the Bacon-Poor-Prouty house at 393 Walnut St. Built in 1852, the previous owner had been Henry V Poor, creator of the Standard and Poor Index.
1883/00/00 John Charles Olmsted Architect 12 Fairmount St, a two-and-a-half-story shingled cottage is designed for the Clark sisters as their new residence after selling the Fairsted property to the Olmsted family. Sited at the rear of the property, it overlooks their former home.
1885/00/00 Peabody and Stearns Architect 30 Warren St is built for attorney and state representative Moses Williams. The Olmsted frim landscaped the property in 1875-1886 and 1888. Williams also asked Olmsted how the property could be subdivided if he chose to develop the land more intensely.
1890/00/00 First Parish Church buys the Brookline Town House, they named Pierce Hall in honor of the Rev John Pierce.
1896/00/00 Joseph Everett Chandler Architect Designed by architect Joseph Chandler, 423 Walnut St is built in 1896.
1905/00/00 When the Cochituate Reservoir is deemed no longer needed by the City of Boston, John Charles Olmsted and others donate money to buy the property and donate it to the Town of Brookline to prevent its development.
1905/11/12 Henry Cabot Lodge Dignitary Brookline's 200th anniversary, Nov 10-13, an oration in the Town Hall by Henry Lodge, dedication of a tablet on the green, Sunday services in all the churches, a display of day and night fireworks at Cypress St Playground and a banquet in the Town Hall.


Chapel Saint Paul's Church and Parish House
  • NRHP
First Parish Unitarian Church

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Particulars for Brookline Town Green Historic District:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Military Event American Revolutionary War
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Cemetery
Historic Use City or Town Hall
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Architectural Style Italianate
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Owner Local
Criteria Person
Historic Use Plaza
Owner Private
Historic Use Religious Property
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 80000650
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: Bryant,Gridley J.F.,et al
Architectural Style: Colonial revival, Greek revival, Italianate
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Historic and non-aboriginal, Exploration-settlement, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Cemetery, Religious property
Cultural Affiliation: Revolutionary War Era, War
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1700-1749, 1850-1874, 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1775
Associated People: Poor,Henry,et al
Historic Function: Domestic, Religion, Government, Landscape, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure, Cemetery, Single dwelling, City Hall, Plaza
Current Function: Domestic, Religion, Landscape, Government, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Cemetery Single dwelling Plaza City Hall

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