Fisher Hill Historic District

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Fisher Hill Historic District
BrooklineMA FisherHillHD.jpg
corner of Dean and Fisher Streets
Fisher Hill Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Fisher Hill Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Clinton and Sumner Rds., Boylston St. and Chestnut Hill Ave., Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′52″N 71°8′29″W / 42.33111°N 71.14139°W / 42.33111; -71.14139Coordinates: 42°19′52″N 71°8′29″W / 42.33111°N 71.14139°W / 42.33111; -71.14139
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Architect Frederick Law Olmsted, et al.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Governing body Local
MPS Brookline MRA
NRHP Reference # 85003266[1]
Added to NRHP October 17, 1985

The Fisher Hill Historic District encompasses a residential area in central Brookline, Massachusetts. The area was subdivided and built out beginning in the 1880s, with landscaping design by Frederick Law Olmsted and John Charles Olmsted. The district is bounded on the west by Chestnut Hill Avenue, Baxter Road, and Channing Road, and on the south by Massachusetts Route 9. Its eastern boundary runs along Buckminster Street to Dean Road, joining the northern boundary of Clinton Road, running between Dean Road and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Prior to its development in the 1880s, Fisher Hill had a relatively small number of landowners. Some of them banded together, hiring the Olmsteds to design a subdivision plan for the entire district. Lots were sold to wealthy individuals, who built fashionable houses, often designed by architects. In 1914 a restrictive covenant was entered into by a significant number of property owners, restricting their properties to strictly single-family residential uses.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Fisher Hill Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-14.