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

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101 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1940
7/31/1940
Architect:
Ralph I. Williams
Builder:
Simon S. Black
Cost to Build:
$10,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Simon Black
First Residents:
Benjamin & Edith Rodman

This house was one of four built in 1940 on the south side of Blake Road, on land that had remained part of the Blake Estate after the rest of the estate was sold for the earlier stage of development. All were built by the builder/architect team of Simon Black and Ralph I. Williams. (The two were also responsible for four houses on Welland Road built after the death of Frances Blake and the sale of the remaining property.)

The first owners were Benjamin and Edith Rodman. Benjamin was a merchant, possibly in the meat business. He died in 1984, the last year the family was listed at this address in the Street List. Edith died in 1988. She had been an executive secretary with the New England Stationery Co. of Boston.