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

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36 Blake Road

40 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
Frederick H. Richenburg
J.J. Reeves
Cost to Build:
(On Permit Date):
J.J. Reeves, Brookline
First Residents:
Gertrude and Harry Levy

40 Blake Road was the home of Harry and Gertrude Levy and their family who moved here from Boston. They were listed in the Street List at this address until 1968. Harry Levy was in the hardware business, having opened a hardware store in Boston in the early 1900s. Their son George, a 1937 graduate of MIT, was a captain in the chemical warfare section of the Army during World War II. Sometime after the war, he took over the hardware business which moved from Boston to Newton. George Levy died in 1982.