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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> LEXINGTON 12 OAKLAND ST. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD 369 <br /> BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: <br /> On July 26, 1.889 the Lexington Minute-man reported that N.H.Merriam was building a new house on Oakland Street. <br /> Nathaniel Merriam(b. 1854)was the son of local manufacturer M.H. Merriam who operated the shoe findings shop at the <br /> foot of Meriam Hill. Nathaniel was a physician, educated at Dartmouth College, and married Emma Cottrell in 1880. <br /> The 1900 Census lists Nathaniel's occupation as a manufacturer of shoe findings, suggesting he took over the family <br /> business after his father's death in 1898. Merriam continued to live here until about 1908. <br /> By 1913 the house at 12 Oakland Street was owned and occupied by Charles Holt, a salesman for a dry goods business. <br /> He lived here with his wife Caroline and two children. Mrs. Holt was still living here in 1942 with her daughter and <br /> daughter's family. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY: <br /> Lexington Directories,various dates. <br /> Lexington Minute-Man, July 26, 18 89. <br /> Sanborn Insurance Maps,Lexington,various dates. <br /> Supplement prepared by: <br /> Lisa Mausolf <br /> June 2009 <br />