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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This farmhouse, set close to the street and backing onto its associated <br /> farmland, seems to be transitional Federal/Greek Revival in style. Federal <br /> elements include the two rear chimneys, the five-bay length, and the simplified <br /> Palladian window over the front door. Greek Revival elements are the profile, <br /> which is wider that that of Federal houses of its period, the long first floor <br /> windows, and the frontispiece with panelled pilasters, entablature with dentil <br /> course and projecting cornice supported by console brackets, and sidelights <br /> (see Continuation Sheet) <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (Explain the role owners played in local or state <br /> history and how the building relates to the development of the community.) <br /> This house does appear on the 1830 map and that coupled with the <br /> stylistic analysis suggests that it was built in the first quarter of the nine- <br /> teenth century. B17 1853 this farm was owned by Cyrus P. Simonds and in 1876 by <br /> Josiah B. Gleason. In 1889 Andrew J. Gallagher owned the farm and he continued <br /> to do so at least until 1906. Although the 1898 and 1906 maps show many <br /> outbuildings on the farm, the present large barns were apparently built by the <br /> next owner, Marston Harding. He raised expensive Guernsey cattle and called <br /> the property the Golden Guernsey Farm. It was then sold to the Napoli family <br /> and, in the 1930s, to the Venuti family, who have owned it ever since. The <br /> farm now produces truck crops and specializes in tomatoes. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> "Some Additions and Corrections." Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library, <br /> Lexington, Massachusetts. <br /> 1830 map <br /> 1853 map <br /> 1876 map <br /> 1889 map <br /> 1898 map <br /> 1906 map <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />