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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 4 PAUL REVERE RD. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> 0 2257 <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 /> 4 Paul Revere Road occupies a modestly sized lot that slopes down significantly from the street. The house is positioned near <br /> the right front corner of the property, which is maintained chiefly in lawn, with trees scattered throughout. A paved driveway <br /> leads from the street to the attached garage, and a brick walkway extends from the driveway to the front door. The building <br /> consists of a rectangular main block, side ell, and attached garage. <br /> The small main block rises 1 '/2 stories from a fieldstone foundation to a side gambrel roof without returns and one interior <br /> chimney set off-center at the ridgeline. Walls are sheathed with wood shingles. Windows typically have 6/1 double-hung <br /> replacement sash, with 4/1 sash employed in the front dormer. The front fagade of the main block has a nearly centered single- <br /> leaf door, a small modern polygonal bay window to the right, and shed-roofed dormer with two small 4/1 windows centered <br /> above. The front door has a poured concrete stoop, flat trim, and a decorative sunburst panel as a lintel. The right ell steps <br /> back slightly from the fagade of the main block and has a poured concrete foundation. Its asymmetrical fagade contains a triplet <br /> of 6/1 windows on the first floor and a full-length shed dormer above with two small, asymmetrically set windows. <br /> The right side elevation of the ell contains a single-leaf door in the half story, which access a modern roof deck on top of the <br /> attached garage. The garage has a single vehicle bay with an arched opening facing the street. Its right side elevation has an <br /> offset single-leaf pedestrian door and a single window. <br /> The left side elevation of the main block contains an offset door towards the front and paired windows toward the back. The first <br /> floor is spanned by a one-story screened porch with a shallow hip roof, arched openings, and flush board siding. A modern <br /> wood deck with square balusters at the railings extends across most of the rear elevation. <br /> 4 Paul Revere Road is a very modest example of mid 20th century suburban housing in Lexington and has been extensively <br /> altered. Little historic integrity remains. <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 /> 4 Paul Revere Road represents the intense suburbanization of Lexington in the mid-20th century,just prior to creation of the <br /> modern Route 128. Nearby Massachusetts Avenue was established in the 17th century as part of an early highway from <br /> Cambridge to Concord. Development of this section of the road, west of Lincoln Street and the town center, was sparse, <br /> however, until the beginning of the 20th century. <br /> New transportation systems established in the early 20th century opened up large areas of rural land in Lexington for residential <br /> and commercial development. Street railway service began in Lexington in 1900 (including a railway line down Waltham Street <br /> by 1906), replaced by bus lines in 1924. Two state roadways were designated in the town, including Marrett and Middle streets <br /> as the Route 2A bypass in the 1920s, and parts of Mass. Ave., Woburn Street, and Waltham Street as components of an early <br /> Route 128 in the 1920s and 30s. By 1921, 35 new residential subdivisions were being developed in Lexington. The present <br /> Route 128 superhighway was constructed in 1950. <br /> A decade and a half later, 4 Paul Revere Road was part of the Wellington Estates subdivision. As noted in the architectural <br /> inventory form for that development, <br /> Continuation sheet I <br />