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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 44 Bow STREET <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> 2193 <br /> The area was likely developed in response to the electric street railway, which began service on Mass. Avenue in 1899. Like <br /> Liberty Heights to the south of Massachusetts Avenue (which it resembles, architecturally; LEX.Q), this neighborhood—known <br /> as Massachusetts Avenue Terrace and Arlington Heights Terrace—was laid out by Jacob W.Wilbur, a prolific Brookline <br /> developer. Wilbur typically sited his subdivisions near streetcar lines and appealed to working class residents. <br /> Bow Street appears to have been laid out between 1918 and 1920, when five households are listed on this road. The first <br /> known occupants at 44 Bow Street are James A. Wiggins, a supervisor and later a salesman, and his wife, Katie (1935 and <br /> 1945). James Wiggins may have lived here as early as 1920 (the street numbering system may have changed), when he is <br /> identified as owning a house at 24 Bow Street and working as an inspector in a rubber company. Subsequent residents <br /> included James J. Burdick, a police officer, his wife Patricia, and Earl Anair, who was in the army (1955) and Bernard J. Doherty, <br /> a plumber, and his wife Eileen (1965). <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Historic maps and atlases: Walling 1853; Beers 1875; Walker 1889; Stadly 1898; Walker 1906; Sanborn 1908, 1918, 1927, <br /> 1935, 1935/1950. <br /> Lexington Comprehensive Cultural Resources Survey, Period and Area Summaries. <br /> http://historicsurvey.lexingtonma.gov/index.htm Accessed Jul 23, 2015. <br /> Lexington Directories: 1899, 1908-09, 1915, 1922, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1936 <br /> Lexington List of Persons: 1935, 1945, 1955, 1965. <br /> Massachusetts Historical Commission. "MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Lexington." 1980. <br /> . Form A– Liberty Heights, LEX.Q. Prepared by Anne Grady and Nancy Seasholes, 1984 and 2001. <br /> U.S. Census: 1920. <br /> SUPPLEMENTARY IMAGES <br /> East (fagade) elevation <br /> Continuation sheet 3 <br />
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