Glen Rock Circle is a small residential circle located at the intersection of Upland Road and Dutton Street in Malden, just to the east of Summer Street and the large Glen Rock property where B. F. Dutton and his children lived. At the time of B. F. Dutton’s death, there were four houses facing immediately on the circle. These are shown on the map here and are labeled as houses #1, #2, #3, and #4.
The elderly lady who today lives in house #3 was told when her family bought the house that B. F. Dutton built these four houses for some of the Houghton & Dutton store managers. If he needed to call a meeting of his staff, the managers could come to the main house right away. And looking at the map, one can see that it would be a short walk over to Summer Street and up the Glen Rock driveway to reach B. F. Dutton’s house within minutes.
All four of these houses are still standing today and they are remarkably similar architecturally. Photographs, compliments of neighbor Marilyn Glover, are shown below.
House #1’s address is 33 Upland Road:
House #2’s address is 115 Dutton Street:
House #3’s address is 43 Upland road:
And house #4’s address is 38 Glen Rock Circle:
In addition to being large houses, the distinguishing feature of all four is the tower structure that graces one corner. This feature is also seen on several of the Glen Rock houses, including those of Alexander McGregor, Cora (Dutton) Little, and George Dutton, as shown below
The Alexander McGregor house:
The Cora (Dutton) Little house, seen from below at the intersection of Summer and Las Casas streets:
The George Dutton house, in which the tower is less prominent above a second floor bedroom:
This was obviously a style that was favored by B. F. Dutton and it suggests that all of the houses may have been designed by the same architect.