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

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64 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1930
5/31/1930
Architect:
L.G. Foster
Builder:
James H. Murray
Cost to Build:
$17,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
James H. Murray, Newton Center
First Residents:
Benjamin & Bessie Svetkey

64 Blake Road was the home of Benjamin and Bessie Svetkey and their family, natives of Odessa, Russia who came to the U.S. in 1912 and 1916 respectively. Benjamin, a World War I veteran, had attended night classes at MIT and studied at General Electric’s apprentice school. He was an engineer and the owner of the Bees Manufacturing Company, a maker of machine parts located in South Boston. The family was listed at this address in the Street List from 1932 through 1963. They had at least one child, a son, Edward.