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Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

"Brookline, brook'lin, a post-township and village of Norfolk co., Mass., is about 4 miles S.W. of Boston, and is bounded on the N.E. by the estuary of Charles River. It is the terminus of the Brookline Branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad, is intersected by the Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad, and is connected to Boston by a street rail. way. It has 6 churches, a bank, and a fine town hall. Here are numerous elegant villas and country-seats, surrounded by beautiful gardens, parks, and shrubberies. It has a manufactory of philosophical instruments, and a weekly newspaper. Pop. in 1880, 8057; in 1890, 12,103."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1838 - FIRE AT BROOKLINE.
    On Sunday, between the hours of worship, the house owned and occupied by Capt. Benj. Bradlee, on the Worcester turnpike, in Brookline, with all the ou...Read MORE...

  • 17. BROOKLINE. [Pop. 1,365. Inc. 1705.]
    Brookline so called, it is supposed, because separated from Cambridge and Roxbury by Brooks, was once a part of Boston, and called Muddy River.

    In ...

  • 1848 - Brookline
    This town, before its incorporation in 1705, belonged to Boston, from which it was separated by a bay formed by Charles river. Wood, the author of "Ne...Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BROOKLINE, a township of Norfolk co., in the state of Massachusetts, 4 m. SW of Boston. It presents a diversified and richly cultivated surface, and i...Read MORE...

  • News 1888 - The wire works of Morse & Whyte at Brookline, Mass., burned on the 24th. Loss $50,000; covered by insurance.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 1, 1888

  • Brookline Massachusetts, 1890
    Brookline is a wealthy and beautiful suburban town on he southwestern side of Boston, lying like a wedge between the Back Bay section and the Brighton...Read MORE...

  • News 1900 - MOTORMAN BLAMED.
    Justice Drew of Brookline filed with the Clerk of Courts in Dedham yesterday his report of an inquest into the cause of the death of Frank Knox of Bro...Read MORE...

  • Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station and Holtzer Cabot Electric Co.

    "...Holtzer-Cabot Electric Company was started in 1875 in Brookline as the Holtzer Co. Charles W. Holtzer began the company to make simple electrical devices like doorbells, burglar alarms and... Read MORE...

  • Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
    Free Hospital for Women, from Parkway, Brookline, Mass.
  • Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
    Brookline Public Bath Building, Brookline, Mass.
  • News 1901 - WORKMAN KILLED. Pasquale Paccillo Fell Down an Elevator Well in an Unfinished House on Beaconsfield Terrace.
    While working on the third floor of the unfinished Beaconsfield Terraces, in the rear of Marguerite Circle, near Beacon Street, Brookline, early yeste...Read MORE...

  • News 1915 - BROOKLINE WOMAN RUN OVER BY CAR Quick Work of Motorman Saves Life of Mrs. D. P. Lovejoy.
    Mrs. D. P. Lovejoy, an elderly woman residing at 1589 Beacon street, Brookline, is suffering from severe injuries sustained yesterday when she was str...Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Brookline, a banking post-township (town) and village of Norfolk co., Mass., is about 3 miles SW, of Boston, and is bounded on the NE. by the estuary ...Read MORE...

  • 1920 - December 19 - 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)

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