Brookline Village Walking Tours
Pill Hill

pointWith the 1844 annexation of Roxbury land between High Street and the Olmsted Green Belt, the opening of the Brookline branch of the Boston and Worcester Railroad in 1848 and a shift in the Town’s center to the Village area in the 1840s, the development of Pill Hill was imminent. Originally known as High Street Hill, Pill Hill was so-nicknamed in the late nineteenth century because of the large number of medical professionals who lived on the richly-landscaped hillside. Set above the Village and the Point, the neighborhood is particularly distinguished by the numerous examples of Victorian architecture. There is an underlying harmony of size and scale as well as a consistency of good design and workmanship.

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