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G.M. Thrasher, 62 West Newton St
Glenister & Olive Huse
This house, one of three
built on Greenough Street in 1925, was
the home of Harry Glenister (c1880-??), a dry goods merchant, his
widowed sister Olive Huse (c1878-??), and their mother Marie Glenister
(1852?-1938?). All three were born in England and came to the U.S.
in 1888. They lived in Dorchester before moving to Brookline.
The 1930 U.S. Census
listed the residents as: Harry Glenister, 50, salesman (dry goods);
Maria Glenister, 78, (mother), born England; and Olive F. Huse,
52, (sister), born England. The house was valued at $15,000.
Marie Glenister was last
listed in the Street List in 1938. (I presumed she had died before
the next edition was published.) Harry was shown as retired from
1939 on. He and Olive were shown at this address in the Street List
The architect of this
house, Frederick H. Gowing, was a one-time resident of Brookline
who had his office on Tremont Street in Boston. He was a builder
who began to design houses by 1913 and published a pattern book
of his designs in 1920 entitled "Building Plans for Modern
Houses." His houses appear in a number of towns and cities
near Boston. He also designed 10 Hancock Road in Blake Park.
The builder of 9 Greenough
Street, R.F. Jenkins, also built three houses on Welland Road.