An application has been made to demolish or significantly alter these buildings.

If a property is deemed to have historic merit, the Town has the option of placing a stay of demolition for up to 12 months — or 18 months for National Register properties — to allow the Town and the owner to discuss alternatives to demolition of the property.


Demolition hearing:
2023-01-17
partial demolition, National Register district
161 Hyslop Rd
Built: 
1926
Class: 
Single Family House
Land area: 
26,825 sf
FAR: 
0.22
Owner: 
Paul A & Nicole G Lipson
FY23:
$3,976,600 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$3,976,6005.00%
22$3,787,2004.00%
21$3,641,5005.55%
20$3,450,0005.00%
19$3,285,7003.79%
18$3,165,8006.00%
17$2,986,6005.95%
16$2,818,8007.00%
15$2,634,4007.82%
14$2,443,4003.00%
13$2,372,2000.00%
12$2,372,2006.12%
11$2,235,4000.00%
10$2,235,4000.15%
09$2,232,000-9.56%
08$2,467,900-4.00%
07$2,570,7000.19%
06$2,565,80016.16%
05$2,208,8007.00%
04$2,064,30010.26%
03$1,872,20023.38%
02$1,517,400
Historic name: 
Townsend, Charles House
Neighborhood: 
Fisher Hill
Architect(s): 
Banard, John
Style(s): 
English Revival
Use(s): 
Single Family Dwelling House
Significance(s): 
Architecture
Designation(s): 
Nat'l Register District (10/17/1985); Nat'l Register MRA (10/17/1985)
MHC Inventory Form
Demolition hearing:
2023-01-17
partial demolition
40 Sargent Cswy
Built: 
1955
Class: 
Single Family House
Land area: 
77,840 sf
FAR: 
0.08
Owner: 
40 Crossway LLC
FY23:
$8,321,700 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$8,321,7005.00%
22$7,925,400-5.72%
21$8,406,3005.12%
20$7,997,2005.00%
19$7,616,4001.35%
18$7,515,1006.00%
17$7,089,7007.00%
16$6,625,9007.00%
15$6,192,4005.31%
14$5,880,3003.00%
13$5,709,0000.00%
12$5,709,00013.24%
11$5,041,4000.00%
10$5,041,400-6.89%
09$5,414,600-1.60%
08$5,502,600-4.00%
07$5,731,900-0.03%
06$5,733,5005.56%
05$5,431,3006.90%
04$5,080,70010.32%
03$4,605,30036.11%
02$3,383,500
Demolition hearing:
2023-01-10
124 Coolidge St
Built: 
1900
Class: 
Single Family House
Land area: 
5,222 sf
FAR: 
0.51
Owner: 
Yael Kurth
FY23:
$1,761,500 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$1,761,5005.00%
22$1,677,6004.00%
21$1,613,1006.65%
20$1,512,5005.01%
19$1,440,40012.09%
18$1,285,0006.00%
17$1,212,3007.00%
16$1,133,0007.00%
15$1,058,90013.22%
14$935,3003.00%
13$908,1000.00%
12$908,1000.79%
11$901,0000.00%
10$901,0000.01%
09$900,9001.16%
08$890,600-4.00%
07$927,700-0.01%
06$927,80022.13%
05$759,7007.02%
04$709,9009.99%
03$645,4005.49%
02$611,800
Demolition hearing:
2023-01-10
59 Mason Ter
Built: 
1900
Class: 
Two-Family House
Land area: 
8,390 sf
FAR: 
0.37
Owner: 
59-61 Mason Terrace LLC
FY23:
$2,010,900 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$2,010,9005.00%
22$1,915,1004.00%
21$1,841,5006.48%
20$1,729,5005.00%
19$1,647,20010.65%
18$1,488,7008.01%
17$1,378,30010.00%
16$1,253,00021.06%
15$1,035,00011.06%
14$931,9005.00%
13$887,5000.00%
12$887,5001.77%
11$872,1000.00%
10$872,1000.00%
09$872,1002.70%
08$849,200-2.00%
07$866,5000.00%
06$866,50011.33%
05$778,3007.00%
04$727,40010.01%
03$661,20017.46%
02$562,900
Demolition hearing:
2023-01-10
partial demolition
774 Boylston St
Built: 
1896
Class: 
Religious Residential Property
Land area: 
14,700 sf
Owner: 
Roman Catholic Archbishop; C/O Paul Morin-R E Mgr
FY23:
$2,586,800 Δ7.88%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$2,586,8007.88%
22$2,397,8001.93%
21$2,352,3002.96%
20$2,284,6003.24%
19$2,213,000-9.32%
18$2,440,50016.66%
17$2,091,9000.00%
16$2,091,90018.36%
15$1,767,4005.27%
14$1,679,0000.89%
13$1,664,2000.00%
12$1,664,20019.06%
11$1,397,80054.98%
10$901,900-17.20%
09$1,089,3005.70%
08$1,030,6000.00%
07$1,030,6000.00%
06$1,030,60015.56%
05$891,80017.70%
04$757,7000.00%
03$757,7004.90%
02$722,300
Historic name: 
Infant Jesus - Saint Lawrence Church Rectory
Neighborhood: 
Eliot
Architect(s): 
O'Hearn, Michael; Untersee, Franz Joseph
Style(s): 
Queen Anne
Use(s): 
Rectory
Significance(s): 
Architecture; Religion
Demolition hearing:
2023-01-10
partial demolition
Building photo
51 Reservoir Rd
Class: 
Religious Residential Property
Land area: 
3,734 sf
Owner: 
Roman Catholic Archbishop Of Boston
FY23:
$3,323,400 Δ9.94%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$3,323,4009.94%
22$3,022,8002.62%
21$2,945,700
Demolition hearing:
2022-12-27
garage only, house not endangered
49 Verndale St
Built: 
1911
Class: 
Two-Family House
Land area: 
7,560 sf
FAR: 
0.62
Owner: 
49-51 Verndale Street LLC
FY23:
$2,470,700 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$2,470,7005.00%
22$2,353,0004.00%
21$2,262,5002.55%
20$2,206,3005.00%
19$2,101,20011.70%
18$1,881,1008.00%
17$1,741,80010.00%
16$1,583,50010.00%
15$1,439,50016.51%
14$1,235,5005.00%
13$1,176,7000.00%
12$1,176,7000.26%
11$1,173,7000.00%
10$1,173,7000.01%
09$1,173,600-3.04%
08$1,210,400-1.32%
07$1,226,600-0.67%
06$1,234,90019.29%
05$1,035,2007.00%
04$967,50010.01%
03$879,50020.40%
02$730,500
Historic name: 
Taylor, Bessie House
Neighborhood: 
North Brookline
Architect(s): 
Norcross, Frederick A.
Style(s): 
Craftsman
Use(s): 
Multiple Family Dwelling House
Significance(s): 
Architecture
MHC Inventory Form
Demolition hearing:
2022-11-22
50 School St
Built: 
1855
Class: 
Municipal Education
Land area: 
138,055 sf
Owner: 
Town Of Brookline; C/O Pierce School
FY23:
$42,619,100 Δ3.33%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$42,619,1003.33%
22$41,246,500-1.09%
21$41,701,500-1.95%
20$42,529,9002.30%
19$41,573,10018.18%
18$35,178,900-2.07%
17$35,924,20023.80%
16$29,017,600-10.45%
15$32,402,900-17.77%
14$39,406,50016.37%
13$33,864,4000.00%
12$33,864,40032.32%
11$25,592,7000.00%
10$25,592,70056.12%
09$16,392,500-43.63%
08$29,080,0000.00%
07$29,080,0000.00%
06$29,080,0007.28%
05$27,107,00017.70%
04$23,030,7000.00%
03$23,030,70013.80%
02$20,237,200
Historic name: 
Pierce School
Neighborhood: 
Brookline Village; Civic Center
Architect(s): 
Schweinfurth, Julius Adolphe
Style(s): 
Colonial Revival
Use(s): 
Public School
Significance(s): 
Architecture; Education
Designation(s): 
Nat'l Register District (5/22/1979)
MHC Inventory Form
Demolition hearing:
2022-11-22
partial demolition
11 Goodwin Pl
Built: 
1880
Class: 
Single Family House
Land area: 
7,500 sf
FAR: 
0.39
Owner: 
11-12 Goodwin Place LLC
FY23:
$1,715,100 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$1,715,1005.00%
22$1,633,4004.00%
21$1,570,6006.33%
20$1,477,1005.00%
19$1,406,7006.32%
18$1,323,1006.00%
17$1,248,2007.00%
16$1,166,5007.00%
15$1,090,2008.33%
14$1,006,4003.00%
13$977,100-2.07%
12$997,8006.31%
11$938,6001.58%
10$924,0000.00%
09$924,0000.34%
08$920,900-4.00%
07$959,3000.02%
06$959,10027.17%
05$754,2007.01%
04$704,8009.99%
03$640,80012.48%
02$569,700
Demolition hearing:
2022-11-22
partial demolition
12 Goodwin Pl
Built: 
1880
Units: 
3
Class: 
Two-Family House
Land area: 
7,300 sf
FAR: 
0.40
Owner: 
11-12 Goodwin Place LLC
FY23:
$1,775,900 Δ5.00%
Town Assessors Database:
FYAssessedChange
23$1,775,9005.00%
22$1,691,4004.00%
21$1,626,3003.57%
20$1,570,2005.00%
19$1,495,4006.64%
18$1,402,3007.99%
17$1,298,50010.01%
16$1,180,40010.00%
15$1,073,10010.06%
14$975,0005.00%
13$928,6000.00%
12$928,6001.08%
11$918,700-0.01%
10$918,8000.00%
09$918,800-0.22%
08$920,800-2.00%
07$939,600-0.30%
06$942,40020.81%
05$780,1006.99%
04$729,10010.00%
03$662,80013.77%
02$582,600