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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 69 PLEASANT ST. <br />(11-15-17 LINC COLE LANE) <br />MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br />220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br />Continuation sheet 3 <br />LEX.2512 <br />The Wellingtons only lived here for a few years. In April 1901 Cornelius Wellington took out an advertisement in the Sunday <br />Herald to sell the property:5 <br />(Note: The dimensions of the house and ell in the ad, exactly match the dimensions in the Lexington assessors records.) <br />Deed records confirm that in November 1901 the Wellingtons sold the six-year old property to Mrs. Rebecca C. Scudder of <br />Boston.6 The Wellingtons moved to 12 Clarke Street (not extant). Rebecca Coit Scudder (1818-1915) was the widow of Boston <br />businessman Marshall Sears Scudder, whom she had married in 1841 and who died in 1875. In 1902 Mrs. Scudder reportedly <br />made “great alterations and improvements” (unspecified) to the Wellington property including having the well deepened.7 In <br />1904 a new and convenient cottage was also built on the estate.8 In 1906, Rebecca Scudder sold the property including three <br />parcels of land with buildings to Mary Boinay (1839-1927), widow of Vendelin Boinay.9 <br />Mary Boinay’s son, Joseph Vendelin Boinay (1871-1938) lived at 69 Pleasant Street (now renamed 11-15-17 Linc Cole Lane) for <br />many years. He was educated in the Natick, Massachusetts schools and at the age of almost 17 graduated from the Bryant <br />Stratton Business School in Boston. Upon graduation he became a carriage salesman at Ferd F. French & Co. He later owned <br />the company which sold automobiles and manufactured carriages until 1915. In 1917 he went into business selling Moon <br />Touring Cars at 1037 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. J.V. Boinay retired from business in 1925. The Moon Motor Car <br />Company (1905-1930) was founded by carriage maker Joseph W. Moon and was located in St. Louis, Missouri. The company <br />had a venerable reputation among the buying public, as it was known for fully assembled, easily affordable mid-level cars using <br />high-quality parts. Often this meant the manufacturing process required more human intervention, leading to operating losses. <br />Moon Motor's peak production year was 1925 when the company produced 10,271 vehicles. Moon Motor Car went out of <br />business at the start of the Great Depression. Boinay was caught with a considerable inventory of cars which he swore he <br />would not sell for less than the sticker price. <br />After retiring from the car business in 1925, Joseph Boinay became a farmer, raising crops, horses, cattle, goats, chickens and <br />exotic birds. He died in 1938 after a fall from an apple tree while picking apples.10 After his death, the property at 69 Pleasant <br />Street (11-15-17 Linc Cole Lane)was owned by Harry F. Boinay. In 1947 Harry Boinay sold 20 acres of the property to Six <br />5 Sunday Herald, 14 April 1901, p. 24. <br />6 Middlesex County Registry of Deeds, Book 2933, Page 265. <br />7 Lexington Minute-Man, 26 July 1902. <br />8 Lexington Minute-Man, 15 Oct. 1904. <br />9 Middlesex County Registry of Deeds, Book 3266, Page 148. <br />10 Paul F. Gauvreau, “Ferd. F. French & Co., Limited”, The Carriage Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, May 2002, pp. 111-112/