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Realty Trust, 7 Harvard St.
& Lena Belis
and architect of this house, Harry Sklaver and William J. Freethy,
were responsible for five houses on Somerset Road and one on the
north side of Welland Road, all of which were on the part of the
property retained by Frances Blake in 1916 and not developed until
after her death in 1939. Sklaver and Freethy also worked together
on 36 Blake Road, the last (or possibly next to last) house built
in the earlier stage of development.
Road was the home initially of Benjamin and Lena Belis who moved
here from 31 Westbourne Terrace. Ben Belis (1895-1972) was in the
shoe business. He and his wife Lena (1896-1977) had a daughter,
Beatrice, who had been living on Lawton Street but moved in with
her parents when they first came to Somerset Road. Beatrice's husband,
Joseph Soltz, was in the U.S. Army. He was listed at this address
as well beginning in 1944.
of the Stoltz family continued to be listed here until the early