A Walking Tour of Fisher Hill: Brookline Adult & Community Education

Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Summit of Fisher Hill

A Walking Tour of Fisher Hill

Enjoy a walk along the summit of Fisher Hill, a neighborhood filled with magnificent late 19th and early 20th century homes. Fisher Hill boasts the Longyear Estate, built in 1890, formerly the home of wealthy Christian Science Church devotees John and Mary Longyear, and later the site of a museum chronicling the life of Church founder Mary Baker Eddy. Originally designed by the leading landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (a resident of Brookline), Fisher Hill still attracts those in search of large homes convenient to the city. It also boasts an abandoned reservoir atop Fisher Avenue, with a Richardson Romanesque pump house designed in 1887 by city architect Arthur Vinal, who also designed the larger pump house of the same style at nearby Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Our tour guide will concentrate on the architectural significance of the homes in the area, the history of Fisher Hill, and interesting facts about past inhabitants. At least one interior visit will be arranged. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle.

Course Code: T262 Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1:00-3:30 pm. September 30, meet at the corner of Beacon Street and Dean Road in front of the All Saints Church, $25.

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