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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This Eansard cottage, with three dormers in front and two at the sides, <br /> has been all but obscured by subsequent additions, all apparently made before <br /> 1925: the sunnorch on the south and east, a two-story ell on the west, and <br /> rear ells on the east and north. The mansard roof has its original slate <br /> shingles, but the hixp roof has probably been raised, obscuring the upper <br /> cornice of the mansard. Brackets still exist under the lower mansard cornice <br /> at the northeast and northwest corners of the house. <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 was built by David Tuttle in 1875 for Mrs. .-7illiam II. Cary, <br /> the owner of the Cary estate. It was apparently a farmhouse for the estate, <br /> comprised of 200 acres between Shade and Middle streets (see 12 Bicentennial <br /> Way form) . It is not shown on the 1689 map, and in 1906 was owned by a Davis <br /> who is not listed in the 1906 Directory. <br /> In the 1920s the house and associated farm, occupying 12 acres in the <br /> triangle between Middle and Marret roads, were acquired from the Parkers by <br /> the Napoli family and became known as Idvlwilde Farm. There was a barn to <br /> the east of the house approximately where Idvlwilde Road now is, and other <br /> farm outbuildings including a roadside stand-on Route 2A. The farm specialized <br /> in raisins; turkeys but also grew vegetables for sale at the stand. Between <br /> 1969 and 1971 all the farm buildings were demolished and the land sold and <br /> subdivided for the houses that now exist along Idylwilde Road. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> David A. Tuttle notes (1904) , Lexington Historical Society Archives. <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />