Blake Park: Brookline, Massachusetts
History of a Neighborhood, 1916-2005

The Houses and People of Blake Park

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104 Gardner Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
Albert Hardtke or Hordtke
Lewis & Hillman
Cost to Build:
(On Permit Date):
Lewis & Hillman, Boston
First Residents:
Jacob A. & Pauline de M. Barbey

One of the first houses to be built after the resumption of work in Blake Park in 1925, 104 Gardner Road was the home of Jacob and Pauline Barbey. They apparently divorced or separated shortly after moving into the house. Jacob was listed elsewhere in Brookline in the Street List after 1927 while Pauline continued to live in this house. Jacob, who was financial vice-president of the New England Mutual Life Association, died at the Hotel Beaconsfield in 1956.

Pauline de M. Barbey, who was born in Tennessee, was the only person listed at this address in the 1930 Census. The house was valued at $35,000.