The Beaconsfield Terraces: “An Experiment in Domestic Economy”

Built by Eugene Knapp, a wool merchant, in the early 1890s the terraces were a residential complex in which people owned their units but shared ownership of a 6-acre park, stables, a playhouse (known as the Casino), tennis courts, a playground, and a central heating plant. A bell system connected the houses to the stables so that people could call for their horse and carriage. Today, only the residential buildings (Richter, Frances, Marguerite, Fillmore, Gordon, and Parkman Terraces) remain. This free one-hour tour on June 19 from 10 to 11 am will be presented by Ken Liss of the Brookline Historical Society. Meet at Star Market at 1717 Beacon Street, Brookline.

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