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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This Shingle Style house is the only one of its style in the section of <br /> Lexington south of Marrett Road and west of Waltham Street. The large fieldstones <br /> used in the foundation are repeated in the porch piers and arch; the porch has an <br /> eyelid-type roof. The gambrel-roofed cross gable has an unusual sawtooth-like <br /> detail applied over the bay window; sash windows are generally six/one. The barn <br /> associated with the house retains what appears to be its original shingles. <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 /> This house first appears on the 1906 map and that, plus the fact that the <br /> other Shingle Style houses in Lexington were built in the 1890s, suggeststhe <br /> latter as a probable date of construction. In 1906 it was owned by the Messerlis, <br /> who were farmers. <br /> 4 , <br /> F- -- <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (n <br /> 1889 map <br /> 1906 map <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />