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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 Lexington's best preserved examples of the standard <br /> side hall plan, facade-bay-window house with Italianate trim built so frequently <br /> in the second half of the nineteenth century. There are paired brackets at the <br /> eaves. The bay windows have panelled trim. The porch with chamfered posts <br /> shelters a double-leafed door and wraps around to join a small ell to the right. <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 /> - zap research indicates this house appeared on Parker Street between <br /> 1876 and 1889, although stylistic analysis would suggest a somewhat earlier <br /> date of construction; perhaps it was moved from elsewhere in town, although <br /> there is no documentary evidence to this effect. In 1889 it was owned by <br /> G.H. Byam, a collector; in 1898 by his widow; and in 1906 occupied by Walter <br /> Faxon, a professor at Harvard. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> 1876 map <br /> 1889 map <br /> 1898 man <br /> 1906 map <br /> 1887 Directory <br /> 1899 Directory <br /> 1906 Directory <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />