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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This building is fairly true to its Georgian sources in the window caps <br /> and alternating pedimented and arched dormers. The portico and elliptical- <br /> fanlighted doorway are more Federal in style, however. <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 /> The house was built :ye. r,e L. Stowell, a teacher. The following description <br /> appeared in the local newspaper at the time of its completion: <br /> The Nous- is strikingly typical of those built a hundred of more <br /> years ago in New England and is peculiarly hospitable and inviting <br /> in its aspect. It is a large house of two-and-one-half stories <br /> i,,ith a gambrel roof and sits on the lot with the broad side to <br /> the street while a large el further increases the room space. The <br /> house is not only planned for the residence of Mr. Stowell and his <br /> family but also to accommodate the students he prepares for college. <br /> A large hallway runs from the front entrance to the rear and the <br /> living rooms are placed either side, opening into the hall. The front <br /> entrance is simple but of excellent design. The pointed pediment <br /> is supported by two Corinthian columns while over the door is a glass <br /> lunette, and there are side lights, all after the style of old <br /> fashioned doorways. Character and beauty is given the whole house <br /> by the dignified hall and stairway. The length of the hall is <br /> broken by an archway and the stairway has a. most effective and rather <br /> classical arrangement of the upper landing. The wood work is all in <br /> white enamel and there is considerable panel work to add to the <br /> pleasing effect, besides a hand stair balustrade in white, with <br /> (see continuation sheet <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> 1906 atlas <br /> 1894 Directory <br /> 1899 Directory <br /> 1906 Directory q Q <br /> Lexington :inute Man, October 2, 1896 k- Ma ! t <br /> t 1 <br /> 10NI - 7/82 <br />