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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 5 LAKE STREET. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> 1580 <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 /> 5 Lake Street is a modest, 1 %-story,gablefront worker's cottage which is set on a rubble foundation. The house is sheathed in <br /> wood clapboards with simple cornerboards and projecting eaves that end in returns. The west facade is just two bays wide. The <br /> sidehall entry is sheltered by a shed-roofed door hood resting on brackets decorated by turned and incised ornament. Most of the <br /> window openings contain double-hung 6/6 wooden sash and are flanked by blinds. There is a fixed, square window with colored <br /> glass panes on the north elevation. A single-story addition on a brick foundation extends to the south of the original house. <br /> Sanborn insurance maps indicate that it was not present in 1935. <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 constructed in the early 20'I'century. There is no structure on the site at the time of the 1906 <br /> map. The earliest known owner was Manuel Lee who was living here as early as 1922. Lee was a Portuquese-born laborer who <br /> immigrated to this country about 1884. His wife Mary was Irish. The couple had three children,two of whom—Frances and <br /> Michael—were still living here in 1942. <br /> The house has been owned by the Higgins family since at least the 1970s. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Middlesex County Register of Deeds, Cambridge, Mass. <br /> Sanborn Insurance Maps <br /> Town Directories <br /> U.S. Census,various years. <br /> 1906 map <br /> Continuation sheet 1 <br />