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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> LEXINGTON 23 OAKLAND ST. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD 375 <br /> BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: <br /> This house was one of a handful of dwellings constructed on Meriam Hill in 1887(see also 14, 16, 20 &25 Oakland <br /> Street). David W. Muzzey sold the land to George B. Grant in July(Minute-man,July 22, 1887). The only mention of <br /> the construction of the house in the local newspaper was the completion of a sidewalk by Grant the following year <br /> (Minute-man, October 19, 1888). George Grant is shown as the owner on the 1898 but apparently sold the property <br /> shortly thereafter. <br /> By the time of the 1899 directory,the property was owned by Edwin Bayley, a Boston lawyer. Bayley continued to live <br /> here until about 1926. By 1930 the house was owned and occupied by Clarence I.Lewis, a Harvard professor, and his <br /> wife Mabel. Clarence and Mabel Lewis sold the house in 1953 to Samuel and Helen Kitrosser,who retained ownership <br /> until 2000. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY: <br /> Lexington Directories,various dates. <br /> Lexington Minute-Man, July 22, 1887; October 19, 1888. <br /> Middlesex County Register of Deeds, Cambridge, Mass. <br /> U.S. Census Records, 1900-1930. <br /> Supplement prepared by: <br /> Lisa Mausolf <br /> June 2009 <br />