Monday, September 9, 2013

Shopping in Coolidge Corner: An Historical Walking Tour

The Coolidge Corner Shopping District: 
A Brookline Historical Society Walking Tour 
Sunday, October 6th at 9 am & 2 pm
The Coolidge & Brothers store before the widening of Beacon Street
The Coolidge & Brother store before the widening of Beacon Street
Coolidge Corner was home to just one store—Coolidge & Brother — from the 1850s to the 1890s. Following the widening of Beacon Street in 1887-88 and the arrival of the S.S. Pierce store a few years later, a major new shopping district took root. Almost all of the existing buildings in this still thriving commercial area were built between 1890 and 1930.

Journey back to the initial development of the Coolidge Corner business district and get a glimpse of local shopping in the early decades of the 20th Century.

This one-hour walking tour led by Ken Liss of the Brookline Historical Society will begin at the Coolidge Corner inbound T stop at 9 am and again at 2 pm.

There is no cost, but space is limited. Call 617-566-5747 or email to reserve spots for either time.

1912 Ad for Coolidge Corner Building
Boston Transcript advertisement August 24, 1912

Thomas Fish Market, 1924
1343 Beacon Street (Now Wavelengths Hair Salon)
Brookline Chronicle May 8, 1924

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