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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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89 Welland Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1930
7/31/1930
Architect:
Joseph McGann
Builder:
Burdo & Boyd
Cost to Build:
$13,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Burdo & Boyd, 123 Sutherland Road, Brighton
First Residents:
John H. & Anna M. Day

One of 10 houses in Blake Park constructed by the builders Burdo & Boyd, including five in a row at this end of Welland Road, 89 Welland was designed by Joseph McGann who also designed two other Burdo & Boyd-build houses in Blake Park. (43 Somerset Road and 75 Stanton Road were the others.)

This house was the home initially of John and Anna Day and their family who were listed here from 1931 until the early 1950s. John Henry Day Jr. (1884-1966) was a contractor and a dealer in hardwood floors. He and his wife Anna (born c1890) had two daughters and a son (and possibly more children as well). Their oldest daughter, Frances, was listed as a teacher from 1943 to 1945.