How Cleveland Circle Came to Be
YourTown Brookline looks through its archives to give us a glimpse of the neighborhood's past.
You may not be able to hop in a time machine to see what parts of Brookline and Boston looked like decades ago, but surviving photos can give you a decent idea of the changes in a neighborhood like Cleveland Circle.
What was once a pumping station for the nearby Chestnut Hill reservoir recently reopened as the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, and food trucks have moved into the area with the approval of both Boston and Brookline officials.
Cleveland Circle will see more changes soon, as developers have filed plans for a building containing a hotel, apartments and restaurant in the site of the Circle Cinema, which closed in 2008.
In a recent photo gallery posted on the Boston Globe's YourTown Brookline page, the site explores some of the history behind Cleveland Circle, and a neighborhood once called Aberdeen (sharing a name with a city in Scotland). The gallery is composed largely of historic photos from the Globe's archives.
Among the interesting tidbits in the slideshow, a number of back yards on Clinton Road were truncated to allow for construction of street car line, which in turn lead to a boom in apartment building.
See the full slideshow on YourTown Brookline.
Flip through a few of our photos, or share some of your own, if you have them.