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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> LEXINGTON 20 OAKLAND ST. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD 374 <br /> BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: <br /> This house was one of several constructed on Meriam Hill in 1887(see also 12, 14, and 16 Oakland Street). David W. <br /> Muzzey sold the land to Herbert Wellington in May(Minute-man, May 27, 1887). By July, construction of the barn was <br /> well underway(Minute-man,July 15, 1887). On July 22, 1887,the paper reported that: "The cellar for Mr. Herbert <br /> Wellington's house, on Oakland street, is about ready for the masons to commence their stonework. His lot is located at <br /> the extreme end of the street,on the left hand side,and from this position can be had a fine view,commanding an outlook <br /> on Arlington Heights and surrounding hills". <br /> In 1907 Herbert Wellington sold the property at 20 Oakland Street to Stillman Randolph Kelley and moved into a house <br /> on Concord hill. S. Randolph Kelley died in 1911 at the age of 32 but his widow, Edith was still living here in 1942. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY: <br /> Lexington Directories,various dates. <br /> Lexington Minute-Man, May 27, 1887; July 15, 1887; July 22, 1887. <br /> U.S. Census Records, 1900-1930. <br /> Supplement prepared by: <br /> Lisa Mausolf <br /> June 2009 <br />