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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 2 OAKMOUNT CIRCLE <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> 0 2157 <br /> ❑ Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. <br /> If checked,you must attach a completed National Register Criteria Statement form. <br /> Use as much space as necessary to complete the following entries, allowing text to flow onto additional continuation sheets. <br /> ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION: <br /> Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of this building in terms of other buildings within the community. <br /> 2 Oakmount Circle occupies a spacious lot on a residential side street on Merriam Hill, at the intersection of Oakmount Circle <br /> and Meriam and York streets. The vicinity includes a variety of mostly early 20th century revival homes (Colonial Revival, <br /> Spanish Colonial, and Medieval Revival). The building has wide setbacks from the surrounding streets. The lot slopes gradually <br /> down from Oakmount Circle to the front of the house, and then drops off steeply in the back to York Street. A straight paved <br /> driveway leads up to the garage from Oakmount Circle. Most of the lot is wooded, although a narrow strip of lawn borders the <br /> front, back, and right side of the house. A bluestone stairway and walk leads from the driveway to the main front entrance. <br /> The compact house consists of three rectangular volumes: a 1 'h story main block with gambrel roof and two 1-story, gabled <br /> side wings. An attached garage is set at a diagonal at the left side of this composition. The building rises from a poured <br /> concrete foundation with a raised basement at the rear. Walls on the main block and left wing are clad with wood clapboards <br /> and trimmed with corner boards and a narrow fascia with slender bed molding. The right wing and garage are sheathed with <br /> vertical flush boards. Windows typically comprise 12/12 double hung sash with flat casings and functional louvered wood <br /> shutters. A large interior chimney is centered at the ridgeline of the main block. An interior chimney rises from the end wall of <br /> the right wing, and an exterior chimney rises from the left side of the left wing at its intersection with the garage. <br /> The fagade of the central main block has four bays with an off-enter entrance accented by plain pilasters; its traditional door <br /> consists of wood and glass panes. The asymmetrical fagade of the right wing has a plain central doorway with flat casings, <br /> flanked by a single window to its left and projecting bay window with picture window unit to its right. The wing to the left of the <br /> main block is distinguished by two asymmetrically set windows and simple sawn brackets at the eaves. <br /> The right side elevations consist of an off-set, single window at the partially-exposed half-story of the main block, and two widely <br /> spaced windows on the saltbox side of the right wing. The main block's partially-exposed left side elevation feature a single <br /> window centered in the gable peak of the main block and a small polygonal bay window on the first floor. The left wing's <br /> partially-exposed left elevation contains a single window towards the back of the first floor. The rear elevation is irregular and <br /> informal, with a multi-light picture window and long shed dormer on the main block, and a narrow angled bay window and simple <br /> sawn eave brackets at the left wing. A large wood deck with rectangular vertical balusters extends from the back of the right <br /> wing of the house. <br /> The attached garage has two vehicle bays with solid wood doors, a side gable roof, and simple sawn brackets at the roof eaves. <br /> Its exposed gable end has a single 12/12 window centered on the main floor; the rear elevation contains an offset doorway with <br /> plain flat casing. <br /> Well-preserved and well-maintained, 2 Oakmount Circle is a good example of mid 20th century Colonial Revival residential <br /> design in Lexington. It is notable for its varied and informal massing, variety of roof forms, dominant center chimney, and careful <br /> attention to proportions and details. <br /> HISTORICAL NARRATIVE <br /> Discuss the history of the building. Explain its associations with local(or state)history. Include uses of the building, and the role(s) the <br /> owners/occupants played within the community. <br /> In 1906, this area of Merriam Hill was still part of the Hayes Estate, with buildings only along the perimeter roads (Adams and <br /> Grant streets). The land had been surveyed and laid out in house lots in 1903, however, as part of the Oakmount Park <br /> Continuation sheet I <br />