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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This is a well-maintained example of Italianate Vernacular architecture. <br /> Features include a flat roof with broad eave trimmed with simple curved brackets, <br /> and corner pilasters. <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state <br /> history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) <br /> The i)uilding was owned in 1675 by Albert G. Spaulding (b. 1819, d. 1878) . <br /> By 1887, Mrs. Charles Wetherbee owned it. From before 1898 until after 1906 <br /> Charles Henry Franks owned the property. Franks went to sea at the age of 16; <br /> at 20 he learned carpentry. He became a Boston-police officer in 1876 and a <br /> Lexington officer in 1888. Ten years later he was Chief of Police in <br /> Lexington, a position he held until after 1912. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Lexington, revised and continued to <br /> 1912 by the Lexington Historical Society, Volume II, pp. 229, 494. <br /> Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. <br /> 1852 map <br /> 1875 atlas <br /> 1889 atlas <br /> 1898 atlas <br /> 1906 atlas <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />