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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> LEXINGTON 2414ANCOCK STREET <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD © 107 <br /> BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: <br /> This was the home of David A. Tuttle, one of Lexington's most prolific late 19th century builders who also served as <br /> selectman in 1858 and 1859. His obituary appeared in the Lexington Minute-man on July 2, 1906 and read as follows: <br /> David Ainsworth Tuttle died at his home on Hancock street, on July 2d, aged 86 years. Mr. Tuttle has been in <br /> feeble health for several years but a shock last week caused his somewhat sudden decease. He was a son of <br /> David Tuttle,a carpenter,who came to Lexington early in 1800, and Mr. Tuttle followed his father's trade in <br /> which he excelled as a reliable builder,whose honor and honesty was as true as his work. He built the old Town <br /> Hall afterwards the High school,which was one of the first structures he put up. Other first class buildings <br /> constructed by him was the Female Asylum on Concord Hill,Mrs. Brigham's estate,the residence of Charles F. <br /> Carter and many others. His latest work before he retired from business some years ago was the remodeling of <br /> the First Parish church. Mr. Tuttle married Susan S. Johnson, Dec. 30, 1846,who died August 23, 1894. There <br /> are two sons who survive their father—Messrs. H.Eugene and Herbert A. Mr. Tuttle was deeply interested in <br /> historic events of the town and was the source of much valuable information pertaining to such events. He was a <br /> fine example of the sterling qualities of the old time New Englander. He was a member of the Lexington <br /> Artillery Co. organized in 1784 and disbanded 1847. Some forty years ago he was for several years a Selectman <br /> of the town and took a personal interest in all the town's affairs almost to the last. The funeral was on Thursday <br /> afternoon, at quarter of three, at his home and the burial in the family lot. Music was furnished by a male quartet <br /> and the services were conducted by Rev. J.M. Wilson of the Unitarian Church. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY: <br /> Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Lexington. Cambridge: The Riverside Press Co., 1913,vol. 2, p. 712. <br /> Lexington Minute-man, July 2, 1906 <br /> Supplement prepared by: <br /> Lisa Mausolf <br /> July 2009 <br />