Local Links

Around the Neighborhood

Olmsted National Historic Site
Olmsted moved his home to Brookline in 1883 and established at “Fairsted” the world’s first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.

Frederick Law Olmsted
The life and work of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture.



Around Town

Town of Brookline
News, meeting schedules and information about the town.

Brookline Historical Society
Dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Brookline’s diverse history. Maintains three historic buildings. Online archive of early 1900s streetscapes and three 1888 maps including one containing the High Street Hill area.

Brookline Police
Police history, bulletins, programs, reports, procedures and safety tips.

Brookline Public Library
Program information and catalog access.

Brookline Public Schools
Information, calendars and news about each school, the administration and school committee.

Brookline TAB

Online edition of the Brookline community newspaper.

Brookline Adult & Community Education
Programs and classes, special events, lectures, senior center.

Brookline Arts Center
A supportive environment where people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can study, create, and present art.


Brookline Community Foundation
The Foundation’s donors and partners give thousands of dollars a year in grants to enhance the quality of life in Brookline and to build community.

Brookline Commission for the Arts
A nonprofit volunteer organization which sponsors a wide range of arts programs and events.

Brookline Education Foundation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Brookline’s commitment to excellence in public education.

Brookline Greenspace Alliance
A nonprofit environmental advocacy and education organization formed in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens to preserve, protect and enhance the open spaces of Brookline.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
A public-private partnership formed in 1996 to protect, restore, maintain and promote the landscape, waterways and parkways of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system.

Muddy River Restoration Project Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee
The independent citizen-led oversight body of the Muddy River Restoration Project.

Muddy River Dredging Project
One page illustrated overview of flood control, environmental improvements and historic preservation for the Emerald Necklace.

Early Boston Water System

Water supply history of Jamaica Pond, the Cochituate Aqueduct and Brookline Reservoir.

Cochituate Aqueduct Gatehouses
Images of Cochituate Aqueduct gatehouses in Brookline, Newton and Wellesley.


Brookline and the Underground Railroad 
Fosters public awareness of the resistance to slavery in Brookline. Includes info about the Samuel Philbrick House at 182 Walnut St.

Community Heritage Maps
Provides high quality replicas of detailed neighborhood maps based upon pre-1922 real estate and insurance maps. Twenty-three 1919 maps of Brookline are available including two of the High Street Hill area. Images can be viewed on-line.

Archival reproductions of urban maps. Twenty-three 1913 maps of Brookline are available including two of the High Street Hill area. Images can be viewed on-line.

American Memory
Over a hundred historical views from the Library of Congress of Brookline buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920.

Jay O’Callahan
Jay is a storyteller who lived on High Street as a boy just after World War II and his Pill Hill stories recount those experiences.

Kids Clothes Club

Founded by local residents to provide new, high quality winter coats free to kids in need from Brookline, Boston, and New England.