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A Walking Tour of Longwood and Cottage Farm   NEW!

Starting in 1818, David Sears II purchased 500 acres of Brookline following the construction of the Mill Dam that provided direct access to Boston. Sears, an admirer of Napoleon, planned the neighborhood of Longwood drawing inspiration from the English countryside and planted some 14,000 trees for beautification. David Sears sold 200 acres to the merchant and industrialist and abolitionist, Amos Lawrence. The Lawrences developed their land into a residential suburb named Cottage Farm. Today, these are historic districts that span 119 acres and are comprised of sophisticated mansions and cottages designed in the Gothic Revival, Mansard, Queen Anne, and Georgian Revival architectural styles. On our tour, we'll view a remarkable collection of romantic English-country-style cottages, architectural works of Peabody & Stearns, George Tilden, George Dexter, an International Style house by Samuel Glaser, and the churches of Arthur Gilman and Alexander Esty.


A Walking Tour of Longwood and Cottage Farm

Instructor: Stephen Jerome Day of the Week: Su
Dates: 6/14/2020 - 6/14/2020 Number of Sessions: 1
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tuition: $22.00

Location: Meet at the St. Marys Street T station, C Line, Beacon Street, Brookline


Classes will not be in session

Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day)
Wednesday evening -Saturday, November 27-30, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
Monday, January 20, 2020 (MLK Day)
Monday – Saturday, February 17-22, 2020 (February Vacation)

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Administrative Office: 2 Clark Road, Brookline, MA 02445
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
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