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Greenwood, 8 Emerson Street
& Laura H. Johnson
Road, which sits next to the Brookline High extension of 1919 on
the south side of Welland Road, was the home initially of Ervin
and Laura Johnson and their family.
Johnson (born 1873) was a dentist. He and his wife Laura (born c1877)
were both born in Vermont. They moved to Brookline from Braintree
around 1916. They had a son, Sidney, born c1907), who was listed
as an engineer at first and then an auditor in the Street List and
as an airplane salesman in the 1930 U.S. Census. Lucie M. Johnson,
who may have been Sidney's wife, was listed with them beginning
with the 1933 Street List.
Census listed the residents as: Ervin A. Johnson, 57, dentist, born
Vermont; Laura H. Johnson, 53, born Vermont; and Sidney Johnson,
23, salesman (air plane). The Johnson family was listed at this
address from 1930 to 1938.
the Johnsons were Harry and Lillian S. Goldinger who moved here
from 24 Adams Street. Harry (1894-1973) was a dentist with an office
on Beacon Street. He and Lillian (1900-1992) had two daughters.
The family was listed at this address from 1939 through the late
The architect of 70 Welland
Road, John Radford Abbot, began his career in 1919 with the firm
of Strickand , Blodgett and Law in Boston and opened his own architectural
practice in Cambridge in 1929. He designed building for many private
schools, including Abbot, Andover and Milton Academies, and the
Noble & Greenough School. He also designed 17
Hancock Road in Blake Park.