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s <br /> ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within community) <br /> Gabled portico w/dentiled cornice, 4 ionic columns $ seat railing. <br /> Triple window, 1st floor front left; triple/half window, 2nd floor middle. <br /> Gable roof w/ smaller attached gables. 3-sided bay, 2nd floor right side. <br /> Clapboards lst floor; patterned shingles 2nd $ 3rd floors. <br /> — (See Continuation Sheet) <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (explain the role owners played in local or state history <br /> and how the building relates to the development of the community) <br /> The house was built for Nathaniel Henry Merriam, a physician who was <br /> the son of Matthew Merriam, developer of Meriam Hill. and the proprietor of <br /> the successful shoe findings factory at the foot of Meriam Hill on Oakland <br /> Street. The house remained in his ownership until after 1906. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHIC and/or REFERENCES <br /> _ Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Lexington, revised and continued to <br /> 1912 by the Lexington Historical Society, Volume II, p. 432. Boston: <br /> Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. <br /> 1889 atlas <br /> 1887 Directory <br /> (see Continuation Sheet) <br /> 20M-2/80 <br />