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President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline.

Brookline includes: Aspinwall Hill, Beaconsfield Station, Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, Corey Hill, and Fisher Hill.
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  • 1638 - Brookline is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1705 - Brookline is incorporated.
    It separated from Cambridge and Roxbury.
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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...


  • 1845 - 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • 1854 - Brookline
    Brookline, a post-township of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, 5 miles S. W. from Boston, with which it is connected by a mill dam across Charles River ...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...


  • 1895 - Brookline
    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...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...

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  • Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
    Free Hospital for Women, from Parkway, Brookline, Mass.
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  • Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
    Brookline Public Bath Building, Brookline, Mass.
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  • 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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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...

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Free Hospital for Women, from Parkway, Brookline, Mass.
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Brookline Public Bath Building, Brookline, Mass.
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  • 1638 - Brookline is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1705 - Brookline is incorporated.
    It separated from Cambridge and Roxbury.
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Brookline
    Brookline, a post-township of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, 5 miles S. W. from Boston, with which it is connected by a mill dam across Charles River ... 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Brookline
    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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... 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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