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

The Houses and People of Blake Park


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83 Blake Road
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91 Blake Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
1940
5/4/1940
Architect:
Ralph I. Williams
Builder:
Simon S. Black
Cost to Build:
$10,000
Owner
(On Permit Date):
Simon Black
First Residents:
Max R. & Helen Robrish

This house was one of four built in 1940 on the south side of Blake Road, on land that had remained part of the Blake Estate after the rest of the estate was sold for the earlier stage of development. All were built by the builder/architect team of Simon Black and Ralph I. Williams. (The two were also responsible for four houses on Welland Road built after the death of Frances Blake and the sale of the remaining property.)

The first owners were Max and Helen Robrish, formerly of Fuller Street. Max was proprietor of a laundry business. They lived her until 1959 or 1960. Both died in 1981.