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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This is one of the finest Shingle Style houses in Lexington. A successful <br /> composition of jutting eaves and overhangs supported by curved shingled brackets <br /> and arched openings, with overall wall finish of staggered butt shingles, this <br /> house is an interesting accent on Meriam Hill where most of the houses are <br /> Queen Anne or Colonial Revival. Abram C. Washburn was the builder of this house. <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 /> The house was built by Theodore Parker Robinson, member of one of two <br /> prominent families of that name in Lexington. He was the nephew of Simon W. <br /> Robinson, after whom the local Masonic Temple was named, and son of George W. <br /> Robinson, Boston provisions merchant and president for many years of the <br /> Lexington Savings Bank. T.P. Robinson spent part of his adulthood on the <br /> island of Mauritius, but returned to live in Lexington and became a clerk in <br /> Boston. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Lexington, revised and continued to <br /> 1912 by the Lexington Historical Society, Volume II, p. 587. Boston: <br /> Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. <br /> Lexington Minute Man, September 23, 1887. <br /> Worthen, Edwin B. "George Slept -- Where?" Lexington Minute Man, November 13, <br /> 1969. <br /> 1889 atlas <br /> 1906 atlas <br /> 1887 Directory <br /> IOM - 7/82 <br />