|Aspinwall Hill from Corey Hill|
|The Athan's Bakery building, then and now|
But what was that building with the tower at the top of the hill? It looks like a church or other institutional edifice.
Few houses in the world have such a magnificent panorama spread out before them as that of Clarence H. Esty, 97 Addington road, Brookline. This house is situated on the top of a hill, and Mr. Esty has bought up all the land immediately surrounding it, so as to avoid all possibility of the view of which he is so proud becoming obstructed. On the top of the house Mr. Esty has built an observation tower, in which is a powerful telescope. From this point of vantage the whole of Boston lies spread out before one, not to mention all the suburbs and the country to the west.
|Clarence H. Esty|
Clarence Esty died in 1917. Rosamond Esty died in 1942. The property was acquired by the Town of Brookline. After demolition of the house it was turned into Addington Park, renamed Schick Park in 1955.
|Schick Park on Addington Road is on the site of the Esty home and observation tower that stood from 1897 until the 1940s.|
The building immediately below the tower in the Manning photo is actually across the street from the Esty house, at 94-98 Addington Road, where it still stands.