for larger view
of Houses &
About the Information
On These Pages
(On Permit Date):
V. & William P. Crockett
One of several
Blake Park houses built by William Greenwood -- he was also the
designer of this one -- 85 Stanton was home for one year to Minnie
and William Crockett who later lived at 16
Hancock Road. After the Crocketts, this was the home for many
years of Hyman B. and Ruth L. Swig and their family.
(1886-1964) seemed to have a varied career. He was listed as a dentist
in the 1910 U.S. Census and also on his World War I draft registration
card. The 1920 Census listed him as treasurer of a shoe manufacturer.
The 1930 Census listed him as a manufacturing chemist for a drug
company. In the Brookline Street List, he was listed as being in
real estate from 1928 to 1938, as a dentist in 1939, and as a treasurer,
executive, and merchant for various years through the end of World
U.S. Census listed the residents as: Simon (sic?) B. Swig, 43, manufacturing
chemist (drugs); Libby R. (sic?) Swig, 36 ; Barbara C. Swig, 12;
Grace D. Swig, 6; and Mary A. Logan, 17, maid, born Irish Free State.
The house was valued at $20,000.
daughter Barbara Johnson and her husband Burton M. Johnson, a salesman,
were listed at this address instead of the Swigs in 1941, but the
parents were back and the Johnsons were gone the following year.
The Swig's younger daughter Grace was listed with them under her
married name, Grace Grossman, in 1945, the last year the family
was at this address.
owners in 1946 were Louis and Lillian Fields, previously at 54 Vernon
Street. Louis Fields was a proprietor. The house is still owned
by members of their family.