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

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46 Blake Road

49 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
Royal Barry Wills
Maurice Dunlavy
Cost to Build:
(On Permit Date):
Maurice Dunlavy
First Residents:
Cheney C. and Nellie K. Jones

One of five houses on Blake Road designed by Royal Barry Wills and built by Maurice Dunlavy, #49 was the home of Cheney C. and Nellie K. Jones and their family, formerly of Newton.

Cheney Church Jones was a social service leader prominent both locally and nationally. He was superintendent of the New England Home for Little Wanderers beginning in1923. He also served as President of the Child Welfare League of America from 1929 to 1932, and was a member of the White House Council on Child Health and Protection.

Jones was on the faculty of the Boston University School of Education and the Simmons College School of Social Work, and lectured at the Harvard School of Public Health. Born in Nebraska in 1880, he died in 1954, a year after the family was last listed at this address in the Street List.

The Joneses had two daughters. Frances, the older daughter, lived in the house until 1935 or 1936. Charlotte, who stayed longer, was listed as a librarian in the Street List beginning in 1941.