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    The Brookline Village Tour begins at the intersection of Riverway and Brookline Ave at a southern edge of the LMA. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    The Riverway serves as the boundary between Boston and Brookline and boasts 34 acres of hiking and bicycle paths that meander along the Muddy River. Home to over 100,000 plantings, the park has many picturesque stone bridges including at Chapel St. and Longwood Ave. and is part of the Emerald Necklace (a National Historic Landmark). Throughout almost twenty years of work on the Emerald Necklace (1878-1896), Frederick Law Olmsted created special retreats — places for both active and passive recreation; green and open spaces offering relief and refreshment from the pressures and tensions of everyday life. His work changed the landscape of America through such projects as New York City's Central Park and the U.S. Capitol grounds.

     

    When ready to proceed on the Tour, tap 'Next Point.' To return to the Tour Overview, tap 'Back to Tour.'

    Address:

    Brookline and Riverway

    42.33647905437343, -71.11002973068844
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    This unique building was constructed by the Dutch Van Houten Cocoa Company for the 1893 Chicago's World’s Fair. Van Houten was an early innovator in cacao refinement and commercial chocolate. By the late 19th century, Van Houten’s cocoa business had expanded to the United States, and their Dutch House exhibition hall advertised their wares at the World's Fair. One Brookline visitor, Captain Charles Brooks Appleton, was evidently so enamored with the Dutch House that he bought it from the Van Houten company and had it entirely dismantled, shipped, and then re-built in Brookline at its present location. Netherlands Road was subsequently named for the house.

    Address:

    20 Netherlands Road

    42.335995274815495, -71.11221304882656
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    The Brookline Village commercial district was Brookline's first major economic center and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Unique venues such as the Puppet Showplace Theater are complemented by an assortment of inviting shops, cafes, and restaurants.  It retains the feeling of a traditional village in countless ways: civic uses include police and fire stations, a public library, and a courthouse. It was also the site of Brookline's earliest shops and restaurants and America's first municipal gymnasium and public bath. 

    42.33237077515511, -71.11818364609371
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    Brookline Village encompasses an assortment of inviting shops, cafes, and restaurants complement unique venues such as the Puppet Showplace Theater near the intersection of Washington St and Harvard St.

    42.33308458810476, -71.1186127995361
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    Brookline Avenue is a principal urban artery in Boston terminating in the town of Brookline. The Landmark Center, Fenway Park, Emmanuel College, Longwood Medical and Academic Area and Kenmore Square are among the sights along its length. It runs from Kenmore Square in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, forming a 1.5-mile straight line to its other terminus at Washington Street in Brookline Village.

    42.33480167162754, -71.11171952236782
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Brookline Village

distance: More than a mile
points: 5
type: Shopping/Retail

Walk down Brookline Avenue to the lively street life and architecture of historic Brookline Village, a great place to grab a bite and people watch (1.7 miles). 

 

The Brookline Village Tour begins at the intersection of Riverway and Brookline Ave at a southern edge of the LMA. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org

Partially accessible(more information)

Walk down Brookline Avenue to the lively street life and architecture of historic Brookline Village, a great place to grab a bite and people watch (1.7 miles). 

 

The Brookline Village Tour begins at the intersection of Riverway and Brookline Ave at a southern edge of the LMA. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

 

Tell us about your walking experience! walkingtours@longwoodarea.org