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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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91 Somerset Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1941
6/3/1941
Architect:
Joseph Selwyn
Builder:
Jacob Hurwitz
Cost to Build:
N/A
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Jacob Hurwitz, Dorchester
First Residents:
Samuel & Miriam A. Weinstein

This house was one of six designed by Joseph Selwyn and build by Jacob Hurwitz on Somerset Road in 1941. They were among the last houses built in the development of Blake Park (not counting three homes added in the 1950s).

The first residents were Miriam and Samuel Weinstein who moved here from Mattapan. Melvin Weinstein was listed as a manufacturer. (He had been shown as a manufacturer of auto fabrics in the 1930 U.S. Census.) Their son Melvin was listed as being in the U.S. Army in the 1946 Street List.

The Weinstein family was listed at this address from 1943 until the late 1970s.