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BUILDING FORM <br /> ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION ❑ see continuation sheet <br /> Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of this building in terms of other buildings within the community. <br /> 63 Paul Revere Rd. is one of several front-facing L-shaped Italianate farmhouses in Lexington;this one is exceptionally well- <br /> preserved, still has its associated barn,and,thanks to its setting, retains a sense of its agricultural past. The house(MHC#690) <br /> is two stories and cross-gabled with front and ridge chimneys. It is set on a fieldstone foundation, clad with wood clapboards,and <br /> roofed with asphalt shingles. On the south gable end is a small gabled covered entry and on the west elevation is a one-story shed- <br /> roofed addition on a concrete block foundation. The main entry is in the reentrant angle under a porch with turned posts and <br /> balusters;windows are 2/1 double hung sash. The large 1'/�-story,four-by-two bays, side-gabled barn(MHC#691)is on a <br /> fieldstone foundation, clad with wood shingles, and has two very large barn doors. The stall area,the only one visible through a <br /> window, appears to be of post and beam construction but the owner stated that the rest of the barn was balloon frame. At the back <br /> of the property is a large three-bay car(actually truck-size)port. <br /> HISTORICAL NARRATIVE ❑ see continuation sheet <br /> Discuss the history of the building. Explain its associations with local(or state) history. Include uses of the building, and the <br /> role(s) the owners/occupants played within the community. <br /> Lexington assessors' records indicate that this house was built in 1878 by Ann Reynolds and her husband Patrick,who had <br /> purchased the five acres on which it was then located in 1877. Paul Revere Rd. is an old road but was not actually laid out as a <br /> street until the 20th century, so the house was probably reached from either Columbus St. or Massachusetts Ave.,which is why it <br /> faces toward those streets rather than Paul Revere Rd. The barn was built in 1883, a period when post and beam barns were still <br /> being built in Lexington(see 160 Wood St. [MHC#694] form). <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES ❑ see continuation sheet <br /> Lexington Valuation Lists. 1878-1883. <br /> Middlesex Registry of Deeds. Deeds. Plans. Cambridge, MA. 1426: 500;'6070: 339;Plan No. 608 of 1947. <br /> ❑ Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. If checked,you must attach a completed National <br /> Register Criteria Statement form. <br />