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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 10 Hancock Avenue <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. <br /> If checked,you must attach a completed National Register Criteria Statement form. <br /> ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION: <br /> Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of this building in terms of other buildings within the community. <br /> The house at 10 Hancock Avenue is a 2 %2-story,gambrel-fronted structure which reflects a broad interpretation of the Colonial <br /> Revival style. Sheathed in wood shingles and resting on a stone foundation,the house is fronted by a three-bay, single-story <br /> porch supported by Roman Doric columns. Spanning between the columns is a simple stick balustrade with square newels,both <br /> of recent construction. The sidehall entrance retains a period glass-and-panel door,beside which there are double-hung 8/1 <br /> windows. Most of the other windows contain 6/1 sash. There is a single-story,three-sided bay window on the east elevation. <br /> Attached to the rear is a lower level, flat-roofed garage with stuccoed walls and a deck on top. <br /> HISTORICAL NARRATIVE <br /> Discuss the history of the building. Explain its associations with local(or state)history. Include uses of the building, and the role(s)the <br /> owners/occupants played within the community. <br /> This house appears to have been built about 1918 on land that was subdivided from that owned by William and Ethel Crowther <br /> (#12 Hancock Avenue). By 1920 the house had been constructed and was rented by Guy Dennison who worked as a salesman <br /> at the Barker Lumber Company in Woburn. He lived here with his wife Harriet,two daughters, father-in-law and sister-in-law. <br /> The Dennisons were still here in 1930. Later owners included Mildred Hilliard and Robert and Dorothy Soule. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Lexington Directories,various years. <br /> U.S. Census,various years. <br /> Continuation sheet 1 <br />