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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> Set in a neighborhood of nineteenth century houses, this house has lost <br /> all its exterior finishes and has been converted to a double house. Only its <br /> three-bay-long, two-room-wide profile gives any indication that it was once <br /> the ell of a mid-nineteenth century house. It was originally located near <br /> Lexington Center and moved to this site in the late nineteenth century. <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 was originally on the south corner of Massachusetts Avenue <br /> and Wallis Court. It belonged to William Stevens, a clerk in the Customs House <br /> in Boston, who moved to Lexington in 1845, suggesting a possible date of <br /> construction. The house appears on the 1853 map and is shown on the 1876 map <br /> with a long rear ell. By 1889 the property was owned by Lewis Hunt, a hardware <br /> merchant who owned a great deal of real estate in Lexington. Sometime between <br /> that year and 1895 he moved the main section of the house to 29 Cottage Street <br /> and the ell to this location on Cottage Street and built a new house on the <br /> Massachusetts Avenue site. On Cottage Street this house was presumably rented, <br /> for Hunt is still shown as the owner on the 1906 map. <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, p. 671. Boston: <br /> Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. <br /> Worthen, Edwin. Notes Made in 1941-1942. No. 83, Worthen Collection, Cary <br /> Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. <br /> 1853 map <br /> 1876 map <br /> 1889 map <br /> 1898 map <br /> 1906 map <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />