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

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97 Somerset Road

Year Built:
Permit Date:
Joseph Selwyn
Jacob Hurwitz
Cost to Build:
(On Permit Date):
Bertha Brown, Dorchester
First Residents:
Anna & Julius Roazen

This house was one of six designed by Joseph Selwyn and build by Jacob Hurwitz on Somerset Road in 1941. They were among the last houses built in the development of Blake Park (not counting three homes added in the 1950s).

The first residents of 97 Somerset Road were Anna and Julius Roazen who moved here from Dorchester. Julius Roazen (1896-1969), who was born in Russia and came to the U.S. in 1906, was an auto parts dealer. He and his wife Anna (1899-1986) were first listed at this address in 1942, and the family continued to be listed here until the early 1970s.