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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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35 Weybridge Road

           
Year Built:
Permit Date:
1927
10/27/1927
Architect:
Dix Lumber Co.
Builder:
Daniel F. Hefferman
Cost to Build:
$13,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Daniel F. Hefferman, Somerville
First Residents:
Batholomew & Honora Grady

35 Weybridge Road was one of two houses on this street built by Daniel Heffernan and based on a design attributed to the Dix Lumber Company. The first residents, Bart and Nora Grady, were listed here for just one year (1928), but were the original owners and second residents of the later Heffernan/Dix Lumber house at 15 Weybridge Road. (See 15 Weybridge Road for more on the Gradys.)

The next residents of this house, first listed in 1929, were Horace A. and Bessie M. Edgecomb. Horace Albert Edgecomb (born 1873 in Rhode Island) was a court stenographer. He was listed at this address until 1934 and his wife Bessie (born c1874) until 1938.

Following the Edgecombs here were Harold J. and Mary Louise FIeld who moved here from 7 Claflin Path. Harold Field (1897-1970), the son of Irish immigrants, was an attorney. He and his wife Mary (born c1902) were listed at this address from 1939 to 1944.

The last residents of 35 Weybridge Road during the period covered by this survey were Rhoda (born c1911) and Saul Butters (1906-1993) who moved here from Boston. Their son Nelson (1937-1995) was valedictorian of his class at Boston University and earned a doctorate at Clark University. He later became a professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego and an expert on memory and memory disorders.

The Butters family was listed at this address from 1945 until the late 1960s.