1. point: 1 of 5

    The Coolidge Corner Tour begins at the Longwood Bridge, west of the LMA past the Riverway near Temple Isreal. For real time turn by turn directions to the selected Point, use the Google Maps app link (mobile only). 

     

    Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the 'father' of American landscape architecture,  the Longwood Bridge crosses the Muddy River to connect Boston and Brookline with two spans. The MBTA Green Line runs under the bridge through the Riverway and was given the color designation to match the park in 1965. Red was chosen because the line terminated at Harvard Station, green represented parks the subway passed, and blue represented the ocean. The Riverway section of the Emerald Necklace dates to 1886 and was designed to look natural despite being entirely constructed. 

     

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    Address:

    Longwood between Chapel St and Riverway

    42.340454233163314, -71.11095442224632
    94
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    The district is one of nine Local Historic Districts in Brookline with special design preservation standards. At 229 Kent St., the Brookline Ronald McDonald House provides low-cost accommodations for families and patients receiving oncology treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.  

    Address:

    229 Kent St

    42.34053948362174, -71.11269048203121
    95
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    Coolidge Corner was developed as a pedestrian-friendly streetcar suburb alongside one of Boston's first "subway" lines (the C Line).  This busy and photogenic neighborhood contains the art deco Coolidge Corner Theatre, BYOB restaurants, a local bookstore, popular coffee shops, pharmacies, independent boutiques, ethnic restaurants, retail chain stores and banks. The area gets its name from the general store owned in part by the Coolidge family which opened in 1857. 
     

    Address:

    Harvard St and Beacon St

    42.341522829391344, -71.12095168579708
    96
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    Coolidge Corner is the largest and most diverse commercial district in Brookline. Blocks surrounding Coolidge Corner include popular coffee shops, pharmacies, small independent boutiques, an independent bookstore, cinema, ethnic restaurants, retail chain stores and banks. Wallace Pierce built Coolidge Corner's landmark building, the Pierce Building, in 1899.

    Address:

    Harvard St and Beacon St

    42.341994175666066, -71.12118704963814
    97
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    The Longwood Center (2014) includes research lab and office and clinical uses on its nine floors. Tenants include Dana-Farber and Boston Children's Hospital. The  building has  ground floor retail/restaurant space and is  LEED certified. The building is owned by Alexandria,  a prominent developer in life sciences real estate in the US.

    Address:

    360 Longwood 

    42.33913977541775, -71.10779545057903
    134

Coolidge Corner

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

A quiet walk along Longwood Avenue leads you to the lively street life of Coolidge Corner, a great place to grab a bite and people watch (1.7 miles).

 

The Coolidge Corner Tour begins at the Longwood Bridge, west of the LMA past the Riverway near Temple Isreal. 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)

A quiet walk along Longwood Avenue leads you to the lively street life of Coolidge Corner, a great place to grab a bite and people watch (1.7 miles).

 

The Coolidge Corner Tour begins at the Longwood Bridge, west of the LMA past the Riverway near Temple Isreal. 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