Learn more about the unique places John F. Kennedy called home during his boyhood in the Cultural Landscape Report. Completed in 2013, this new report details the history of the greater Brookline area landscapes with a special focus on 83 Beal Street, the president's birthplace. Brookline's function as a streetcar suburb is described in detail, as well as new research on the home's transition from private residence to National Historic Site. Highlights of the report include detailed neighborhood maps showing changes in street design and structures over time as well many never before seen photographs of 83 Beals Street from 1914 to the present day. Click here to download a pdf of the report.
Did You Know?
Rose Kennedy was a trained musician & encouraged her children to play the piano, but they preferred the radio to their piano lessons. The Kennedy White House show-cased the performing arts--including appearances by poet Robert Frost, soprano Grace Bumby, and cellists Pablo Casales & Yo Yo Ma.