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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 10 OAKLAND STREET <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> 1169 <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 /> Use as much space as necessary to complete the following entries, allowing text to flow onto additional continuation sheets. <br /> ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION: <br /> Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of this building in terms of other buildings within the community. <br /> 10 Oakland Street occupies a small triangular lot that rises steeply from left to right through the site, creating a fully-exposed <br /> basement on the left side of the building. The yard is maintained mostly in lawn at the front and right side, with mature trees <br /> scattered throughout, foundation plantings adjacent to the building, and a wooded back yard. A concrete walkway leads from <br /> the street to the right side of the building. A straight, paved driveway crosses the left side yard at a diagonal. <br /> The approximately square building rises 1'/2 stories above a fully-exposed basement on the left side to a hip roof with deep <br /> eaves and a hip-roofed dormer centered on each slope. One chimney rises above the right slope. Walls are stucco with wood <br /> sill boards. Trimmed with wood band molding, windows have 6/1 (on the left side) and 9/1 (on the right side) double hung sash, <br /> with diamond-paned sash common in grouped windows. The three-bay fagade has an 8/1 window on each side of a shallow <br /> center entrance vestibule, which features angled corners and a period door with wood and glass panels. Recessed below the <br /> front slope of the roof, a full-length porch has a solid concrete foundation and semi-open half-walls of faux-stone concrete <br /> blocks, surmounted by sturdy Tuscan columns and a shaped stucco fascia. <br /> On the left side elevation, a shallow, projecting rectangular bay window towards the front contains a tripartite window with all <br /> diamond-paned sash and surmounts a one-bay garage door. Two single windows are set towards the back of this elevation on <br /> the main floor. The right side elevation displays four slightly asymmetrical windows and has concrete steps accessing the end of <br /> the porch. <br /> Well maintained and well preserved, 10 Oakland Street is a small scale yet unusually inventive example of Bungalow design in <br /> Lexington. It is notable for its characteristic Bungalow form, stucco cladding, idiosyncratic use of concrete block, carefully- <br /> developed porch, varied fenestration, and integral garage. <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 /> Part of the Merriam Hill neighborhood, 10 Oakland Street represents the infrequent, early 20th century infill on the south slope of <br /> the hill. These houses were typically modestly scaled and ornamented, scattered amongst much larger and more elaborate <br /> residences. 10 Oakland Street appears to have been built between 1910 and 1918. The first known residents, in 1918, were <br /> Samuel E. Brown (1885-1964), an artist with a studio in Boston, and his wife Florence I. The Brown family, which also included <br /> two young sons, lived here at least through 1922. Subsequent residents included George Hauman, another artist, and his wife <br /> Doris C. (who lived here with a young son from at least 1930 through 1940); Walter W. McCoubrey, who was in the Army, and <br /> his wife Mary(1945); and William H. Kilpatrick, a dentist, and his wife Jane (1955 and 1965). <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: <br /> Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Massachusetts Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards 1733-1990. New England <br /> Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. <br /> Continuation sheet I <br />