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3720-To-One OP t1_ja6bvto wrote

It’s hard to imagine that land, even in 1890, being undeveloped.


BradMarchandsNose t1_ja6hyar wrote

There’s some cool old photos in the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum of that area when the house was first built. There was nothing around, basically just swamp land (I know that’s not Brookline but same idea)


AnyRound5042 t1_ja7lue0 wrote

There's some crazy pictures, like Boston public library in Copley surrounded by... Nothing. One building next to it and everything else to the horizon, looks like it's taken with the background going off to the northwest, just empty