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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (describe important architectural features and <br /> - evaluate in terms of other buildings within community) <br /> Fieldstone foundation, 8 over 2 windows, box porch w/flat roof supported by <br /> 10 columns 3 windowed bay w/balustrade top at right side, 2 story 5 sided <br /> bay w/flat roof on left side, front roof overhang supported by brackets, <br /> 2 shingled dormers on front w/triangle roofs, 2 chimneys across ridge w/drip <br /> - molding, 2 story gabled ell at rear w/dormer (triangle roof) each side, <br /> chimney <br /> (See Continuation Sheet) <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE (explain the role owners played in local or state history <br /> and how the building relates to the development of the community) <br /> This house and the house at 27 Oakland Street were built by Eben Rhoades <br /> Ferguson of Charlestown. This house was for his family; the one next door was <br /> for his mother-in-law Charlotte Elizabeth Smith. The local newspaper noted <br /> that both houses cost $5,000-6,000 to build (Lexington Minute Man, August 11, <br /> 1895) . The local newspaper described the buildings as "of a large square style <br /> of architecture with large entrance halls in the middle of the front with rooms <br /> on either side with plain surfaces broken by bays and ornamental windows" <br /> (Lexington Minute Man, August 11, 1895) . <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. 201. Boston: <br /> Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. <br /> Lexington Minute Man, November 23, 1894, August 11, 1895, August 31, 1895. <br /> 1889 atlas <br /> 1906 atlas 20M-2/80 <br />