(On Permit Date):
Arthur W. Blake
14 Lowell Road is in
the same house as 12 Lowell. See 12 Lowell
Road for the history of the house itself and the people who
lived at that address. The residents of 14 Lowell are described
on this page.
As early as 1911, various
butlers and coachmen were shown in the Brookline Street List as
living "off Greenough," or on "Greenough Street within,"
early names for what later became Lowell Road. It's unclear how
many of them might have been living in what is now 12-14 Lowell.
In the early 1920s this
half of the house, like the other half, was home to a relative of
Frances Greenough Blake, in this case her first cousin Mary Elizabeth
Huntington (1840-1923). (Her mother and Frances Blake's father were
The 1920 U.S. Census
and the 1921 Brookline Street List showed Huntington and two other
women living at 4 Greenough Street Within. The same three were shown
at 14 Lowell Road in the 1922 and 1923 Street Lists, which indicates
that it was the same dwelling with a new address applied after the
laying out of Lowell Road.
The other women listed
here were Ada E. Chevalier (born c1875), a teacher at the Pierce
School in Brookline, and Johanna (or Joanna) T. Butler (born c1860?).
Butler apparently took care of Mary Huntington. (She was listed
as a nurse in the 1920 Census and as a companion in the 1921-1923
Also listed here were
Katherine Sidley, a servant (listed in 1920 only) and Agnes Brennan,
a maid (listed from 1921 to 1923).
An elderly widow, J.
Eleanor Low (or Lowe) (born c1842) was listed at 14 Lowell Road
from 1924 to 1933. Mary T. Weafer (born c1853), who had been a servant
for Low before she moved here, was listed with her at this address
until 1928, and another woman, Mary Walsh (born c1870) was listed
with Low from 1928 to 1933 and continued to be listed for one more
year after Low was gone in 1934. There were also various maids,
a nurse, and a companion listed with them in different years.
The 1930 U.S. Census
listed the residents as: Edward G. Lowe, 88 (an error, but she may
have been Mrs. Edward G. Low or Lowe); Mary Walsh, 58, cook, born
Irish Free State; and Julia Sullivan, 55, servant. The rent was
$80 per month.
No one was listed at
this address in 1935 and 1936. From 1937 to 1939, the residents
were Henry D. and Adelaide L. Stevens. Henry Stevens (born c1902)
was a banker.
Following the Stevenses
were Ernest Jacoby (born c 1912), an accountant, and his mother
Alice. They moved here from 169 Walnut Street, and members of the
family were listed at this address until the late 1950s.
For the residents of the other half of this house, see 12