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BUILDING FORM (31 Lincoln Street) <br /> ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION <br /> Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of the building in terms of other buildings within the <br /> community. <br /> The house at 31 Lincoln Street is a 1 3/4-story, wood shingled residence which rests on a stone foundation. Set with its broad <br /> side to the street the house is capped by a gambrel roof, now sheathed in asphalt shingles. Along the length of the front <br /> facade,the overhang of the roof provides shelter for a recessed porch which is supported by four Roman Doric columns. <br /> Wooden steps front the central two columns; on the adjacent sides the columns are spanned by simple stick balusters. The <br /> sidehall entrance retains its glass and raised panel door which also displays a dentil course under the window. Immediately <br /> adjacent to the door jamb is an elevated, diamond-paned window. Remaining windows on the house, including the other <br /> window sheltered by the front porch, are 1/1 doublehung units with diamond panes in the upper sash. The shed dormer <br /> spanning the front roof slope is punctuated by two smaller windows of the same configuration. On the east side,there is a <br /> three-sided, single-story bay window set above a stone foundation. <br /> The west side elevation of the house is spanned by a single-story, flat-roofed addition set above a concrete foundation with a <br /> three-sided west wall. The addition is capped by a stick balustrade with square posts. The windows contain 1/1 sash. A <br /> wooden deck is located at the rear of the house. <br /> A dr)veway extends along the east side of the house,terminating at a single-car, wood-shingled garage which is capped by a <br /> hip Hoof There is an overhead garage door facing the street and two 6/6 windows on the side. Along the front lot line there is <br /> a wooden picket fence. <br /> HISTORICAL NARRATIVE <br /> Describe the history of the building. Explain its associations with local(or state) history. Include uses of the building and <br /> the role(s) the owners/occupants played within the community. <br /> A brief mention in the Lexington Minute-man on January 10, 1903 appears to tell the early history of this house. It indicates <br /> that Mrs. George Simonds who was then living on Adams Street had just purchased the attractive cottage on Lincoln Road, <br /> built on the property owned by the Hon. A.E. SThe article indicates that the house was not yet finished but that Mrs. <br /> Simonds would move in as soon as it was ready.cott.Th 1903 Valuation List indicates that Mrs. Simonds was assessed for a <br /> house on Lincoln valued at$2800. The assessment the same in 1904 suggesting the completion of the house. <br /> Directories indicate tFiat Alice Simonds continued to li here into the 1930s. Later owners included Eleanor Trowbridge who <br /> acquired the property from Ellen Trowbridge in 1948. a present owners purchased the property in 1981. <br /> CC 27-7 els , <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES MC ' <br /> Le*ngton Assessors Records. <br /> Le)xngton Directories, various dates. <br /> Lexington Minute-man, 1/10/1903. <br /> Lexington Valuation Lists, various dates. <br /> Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. If checked,you must attached a completed <br /> National Register Criteria Statement form. <br />