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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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72 Blake Road
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75 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1930
5/26/1930
Architect:
Royal Barry Wills
Builder:
Maurice Dunlavy
Cost to Build:
$12,500
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Maurice Dunlavy
First Residents:
Dexter & Algelene Young

Another of the five houses built on Blake Road in 1930 and 1931 by the architect/builder team of Royal Barry Wills and Maurice Dunlavy, #72 was the home of Dexter and Algelene Young and their daughter Barbara. Dexter Young was president of John D. Young & Son, a shoe company founded by his father and grandfather in 1886. The family lived here until 1958 or 1959. Dexter Young died in 1971.