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Jenkins, 31 Orkney Rd.
C. & Roy
of this house, R.F. Jenkins, also built 48 and 64 Welland Road,
as well as 9 Greenough Street.
residents were Madeline and Roy Webber. Roy Webber (born c1892 in
Illinois) was listed as a malt salesman in the 1930 U.S. Census,
but as a broker in the Brookline Street List. He and Madeline (1895-1971)
were listed at this address from 1929 to 1931.
the Webbers here was the family of Maxwell and Elizabeth Feldberg.
Max Feldberg (1895-1988), who was born in Russia and came to the
U.S. in 1914, was the founder of the discount retailer Zayre Corporation
which at one time included Zayre's, TJ Maxx, Hit or Miss, and BJ's
Wholesale Club stores.
and his brother Morris started a hoisery jobbing business, the New
England Trading Co., in 1919 and later expanded it into a chain
of women's apparel stores, the Bell Shops. The first Zayre's stores
were opened in Roslindale and Hyannis in 1956. His son Stanley entered
the business in 1949 and took over as president in 1956. The family
was active in philanthropic causes and donated the Beth Israel Hospital's
Feldberg Building, which opened in 1976.
and his wife Elizabeth (1902-2002) also had a daughter, Barbara.
The family was listed at this address from 1932 until the late 1940s.