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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> Lexington 11 Larchmont Ln. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD 762, 763 <br /> BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL NARRATIVE(continued) <br /> School in honor of Charles Tidd, the teacher there for many years. With the consolidation of Lexington elementary schools <br /> into the Adams and the new Hancock School in 1891,the old district schools were closed. The Tidd School was reopened <br /> briefly in 1896, however,to relieve overcrowding at Hancock but closed for good in 1903. George Taylor bought the old <br /> school at the 1906 auction and moved it to Larchmont Farm,where it served as a barn. An historical photograph of the <br /> building when it was a school shows the cupola,then an open bell tower, set near the front of the building,which then had <br /> two identical doorways, one for girls and one for boys. Another historical photograph of the building after it was moved <br /> shows the cupola in its present position,the doors in the gable end blocked up, and a barn door installed on the side of the <br /> building under the wall dormer. <br /> Lexington assessors' records indicate that the farmhouse on Larchmont Farm, which appears to be Queen Anne in style, <br /> was actually not built until 1913. The farmhouse was occupied by Joseph Tropeano, the farm foreman, and his family. <br /> Beginning in 1928,Lexington Directory's list Joseph Tropeano as the proprietor rather than the foreman of Larchmont <br /> Farm,but the Tropeanos did not actually buy the property until 1934 after the death of the Taylor's daughter,and they still <br /> own it. The farm, which raised vegetables that were sold to Boston hotels, continued to operate until 1949;the land is now <br /> used by Larchmont Engineering, which sells irrigation products. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (continued) <br /> Middlesex Registry of Deeds. Deeds. Cambridge, MA. 2457: 67; 5802: 61. <br /> Tony Tropeano, personal communication 1998. <br /> Worthen, Edwin B. A Calendar History of Lexington,Massachusetts, 1620-1946. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Savings <br /> Bank, 1946. 91, 97, 100, 102. <br />