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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings Within the community.) <br /> The left hand (east) half of the house is the original, 1884 portion of <br /> the house. The right hand half was added c. 1906. The original house, designed <br /> by the same architects at the same date as 17 Oakland Street, was Queen Anne in <br /> style and decorative features included brackets at the eaves, patterned shingles <br /> in the small gable which extended above the hip roof, and an oriel window with a <br /> heavily molded base. Francis Allen, of the architectural firm which designed <br /> the house, later designed Riverside Church in New York in partnership with <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 /> Edward Penniman Bliss, an importer of carriage goods in Boston, built <br /> the house. Bliss and George S. Jackson of 17 Oakland Street had been summer <br /> guests at the Massachusetts House for several summers. They decided to buy <br /> adjoining lots on the newly created Oakland Street and build houses. Jackson's <br /> was a summer residence at first; presumably, Bliss' was too. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> Album of works by Willard Brown. Lexington Historical Society archives. <br /> Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Lexington, revised and continued to <br /> 1912 by the Lexington Historical Society, Volume II, p. 34. Boston: <br /> Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. <br /> Lexington Minute Man, May 11, 1883, July 13, 1883. <br /> Plans of addition by Willard Brown in possession of owner. <br /> 1889 atlas <br /> 1906 atlas <br /> 1887 Directory <br /> '1894 Directory <br /> 1899 Directory <br /> 1906 Directory <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />