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How Cleveland Circle Came to Be

Boston.com looks through its archives to give us a glimpse of the neighborhood's past.

You may not be able to hop in a time machine to see what parts of Newton, Brookline and Boston looked like decades ago, but surviving photos can give you a decent idea of the changes in a neighborhood like Cleveland Circle.

What was once a pumping station for the nearby Chestnut Hill reservoir , and with the approval of both Boston and Brookline officials.

Cleveland Circle will see more changes soon, as developers have in the site of the Circle Cinema, which closed in 2008. 

In a recent photo gallery posted on the Boston Globe, the site explores some of the history behind Cleveland Circle, and a neighborhood once called Aberdeen (sharing a name with a city in Scotland). The gallery is composed largely of historic photos from the Globe's archives.

See the full slideshow on YourTown Brookline.

Flip through a few of our photos, or share some of your own, if you have them. 

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