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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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64 Somerset Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1940
10/24/1940
Architect:
William J. Freethy
Builder:
Harry Sklaver
Cost to Build:
$9,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Sewall Realty Trust, 7 Harvard St.
First Residents:
Bertha & Harry Stein

The builder and architect of this house, Harry Sklaver and William J. Freethy, were responsible for five houses on Somerset Road and one on the north side of Welland Road, all of which were on the part of the property retained by Frances Blake in 1916 and not developed until after her death in 1939. Sklaver and Freethy also worked together on 36 Blake Road, the last (or possibly next to last) house built in the earlier stage of development.

64 Somerset Road was the home initially of Bertha and Harry Stein who moved here from 17 Gardner Road. Harry Stein, who was born c1895 in Russia and came to the U.S. in 1912, was a shoe manufacturer. He and his wife Bertha (born c1897) had two daughters. The family was listed at this address from 1942 until the late 1960s.