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

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43 Blake Road
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46 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1933
9/2/1933
Architect:
Isenberg & Feer
Builder:
Barnet Wolek
Cost to Build:
$9,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
A. Ravreby
First Residents:
Albert & Kate Ravreby

Barnet Wolek, the builder of this house, was a Blake Park resident, living at 118 Gardner Road, which he also built, from about 1928 until his death in 1974. This is one of two houses in Blake Park designed by the architects Isenberg & Feer. (The other is 69 Stanton Road.)

The residents of 46 Blake Road were the family of Albert & Kate Ravreby. Albert was a listed in the Street List as a salesman. The 1930 U.S. Census, which shows the family living in Boston, lists him as a commercial traveller dealing in wholesale candy. The Raverby's children included Mark, who was eight when the Blake Road house was built, and Marcia, three years younger. Also living with the Raverbys at this address was Kate's father Abraham Berenstein, a tailor. The family was listed in the Street List at this address until 1964.