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M. & Leona E. Bartlett
like all of the houses on Lowell Road with the exception of the
pre-development 8-10 and 12-14 Lowell, was built by Maurice Dunlavy
and designed by Royal Barry Wills.
M. Bartlett (1881-1967), manager of a literature distribution company,
and his wife Leona (born c1881) were the first owners of this house,
one of the last two built on Lowell Road. Leona's mother, Leona
E. Bacon (born c1860) also lived with them.
U.S. Census listed the residents as: William M. Bartlett, 49, manager
literature distribution), born Connecticut; Leona E. Bartlett, 49,
born Connecticut; and Leona E. Bacon, 70, mother-in-law, born Connecticut.
The house was valued at $20,000.
and Bartlett were listed at this address in the Street List from
1930 to 1942.
42 Lowell was the family of Benjamin and Frances E. Nigrosh who
lived here until the early 1960s. Benjamin Nigrosh (1901-1997) was
born in Warsaw, Poland and came to the United States at the age
of 2. He followed his grandfather and father into the box manufacturing
business and ran the Paris Box Company for more than 60 years until
his retirement in 1980
was also one of the original members of Brandeis Associates, established
in 1948 by a group of men who served as fund-raisers and "foster
alumni" of Brandeis University before there was a graduating
class. Frances Nigrosh (1900-1993) was a philanthropist and hospital