9 Greenough Street



9 Greenough Street


Year Built:
Permit Date:
Fred Gowing
R.F. Jenkins
Cost to Build:
(On Permit Date):
Mrs. G.M. Thrasher, 62 West Newton St

This house, one of three built on Greenough Street in 1925, was the home of Harry Glenister (c1880-??), a dry goods merchant, his widowed sister Olive Huse (c1878-??), and their mother Marie Glenister (1852?-1938?). All three were born in England and came to the U.S. in 1888. They lived in Dorchester before moving to Brookline.

The 1930 U.S. Census listed the residents as: Harry Glenister, 50, salesman (dry goods); Maria Glenister, 78, (mother), born England; and Olive F. Huse, 52, (sister), born England. The house was valued at $15,000.

Marie Glenister was last listed in the Street List in 1938. (I presumed she had died before the next edition was published.) Harry was shown as retired from 1939 on. He and Olive were shown at this address in the Street List until 1959.

The architect of this house, Frederick H. Gowing, was a one-time resident of Brookline who had his office on Tremont Street in Boston. He was a builder who began to design houses by 1913 and published a pattern book of his designs in 1920 entitled "Building Plans for Modern Houses." His houses appear in a number of towns and cities near Boston. He also designed 10 Hancock Road in Blake Park.

The builder of 9 Greenough Street, R.F. Jenkins, also built three houses on Welland Road.



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