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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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29 Greenough Street

Year Built:
1926
Architect:
Private Plans
Builder:
Unknown
Cost to Build:
Unknown
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Fannie Talmanson
First Residents:
 Julius & Fannie Talmanson

Julius Talmanson, who owned this home with his wife Fannie, was born in Russia around 1886 and came to the U.S. in 1910. He founded the Brookline Hardware Company, located at 204 Washington Street, around 1912. Fannie, who was 10 years younger, arrived in the U.S. in 1911. They were married around 1914, and had two sons and two daughters. The oldest son, Bernard, worked with his father at the hardware store. The second son, Morris (or Maurice), later owned and operated a hardware store in East Boston.

The 1930 U.S. Census listed the residents as: Julius Talmanson, 44, hardware dealer, born Russia; Fannie Talmanson, 34, born Russia; Bernard Talmanson, 15; Maurice Talmanson, 13; Ellen S. Talmanson, 5; Lillian Talmanson, 1; and a maid, Hannah O'Brien, 20, born Irish Free State.

Julius Talmanson, who was one of the founders of Congregation Beth Zion, died in 1947. The Talmanson family was listed at this address until 1951.