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Robart, Winchester St.
H. & Chester F. Robart
William Freethy and builder William Greenwood were both active in
Blake Park, but this was the only house they worked on together.
Road was the home in initially of Fannie and Chester Robart. Chester
Robart (born 1888) had a home decorating business in Brookline Village,
offering painting, upholstering, and other services. In 1925, just
before this house was built, he had been elected an officer of the
Society of Master House Painters and Decorators. He died sometime
before 1944, and his wife Fannie took over as president of the business.
U.S. Census listed the residents as: Chester F. Robart, 41, decorator;
Fannie H. Robart, 41; Winslow H. Robart, 16; and Catherine Sullivan,
20, servant, born Irish Free State. The Robarts were listed at this
address from 1927 to 1935. The house was valued at $35,000, among
the highest valuations in Blake Park at that time.
E. Joseph Evans moved here from next door for one year in 1936,
and were followed by Charles Mailman (born 1878) and his sister
Susan Wilson (born 1885) who, like the Evanses, had lived at 4 Welland
before. Mailman was a retired wholesaler. He and his sister were
listed at this address from 1937 to 1944.
and Mabel S. McDonald (born c1898), previously at 169 Mason Terrace,
were next,listed here from 1945 until the late 1960s. Frank McDonald
(born c1897) , shown as a salesman and agent in the Street List,
had been a cotton goods salesman in the 1930 Census.