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s <br /> ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within community) <br /> Center front flat portico. w/balustrade & Ionic pillars. Front door w/half side <br /> lights - 1 window either side & 2nd floor with double center window up. <br /> Hip roof w/2 pointed top dormers & balustrade on high flattened top, <br /> 2 balancing chimney at ridge. One dormer each side of roof. Rear 3 sided <br /> bay right side. Flat columns sides of house & dentiled cornice. Left side <br /> cellar adjunct. <br /> This substantial Colonial Revival house is one of the few residences on <br /> meriam Hill to be fairly formal and symmetrical. A noteworthy feature of the <br /> design is the gentle bowing of the wall on the second level above the entrance <br /> portico. <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANICE (explain the role owners played in local or state history <br /> and how the building relates to the development of the community) <br /> This lot and the lot at 29 Oakland Street were purchased together by <br /> Eben Rhoades Ferguson of Charlestown in 1894. The newnaper announced that he <br /> intended to put up two houses and that they cost c. $6,000 apiece. This house <br /> was constructed for his mother-in-law Charlotte Elizabeth Smith. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Lexington, revised and continued to <br /> 1912 by the Lexington Historical Society, Volume II, P. 652. Boston: <br /> Houghton 14ifflin Company, 1913. <br /> Lexington Minute Man, November 30, 1894, August 11, 1895, August 31, 1895 <br /> 1889 atlas <br /> 1906 atlas <br /> 1899 Directory 20M-2/80 <br />