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INVENTORY FORM CONTINUATION SHEET Town Property Address <br /> LEXINGTON 13 PELHAM ROAD <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BUILDING <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD 514 <br /> BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: <br /> A brief article appearing in the Lexington Minute-Man on September 21, 1900 confirms the construction of the house in <br /> that year: <br /> A large gambrel roofed house after the style of building in revolutionary days, is nearing completion for the <br /> ownership and occupancy of Mr. Francis Garrison,who is living in the cottage on Mr. James S. Munroe's place <br /> on Mass. avenue. The new house is located on the summit of Mt.Vernon and commands a fine view of the <br /> surrounding country. It is a fit companion for the other commodious and attractive homes built in this sightly <br /> section of the town,which has added to its list of assessed real estate four new houses since last spring, costing in <br /> the neighborhood of six to twelve thousand dollars each. The other houses alluded to are the Sias, Chas. <br /> Garrison and Dr. Briggs estates, all located within a stone's throw of each other. <br /> (Note: The third Garrison brother, William Lloyd Garrison, lived in a house on Percy Road.) <br /> The house at 13 Pelham Road was owned and occupied by Francis Garrison until about 1910. By 1913 it was owned and <br /> occupied by William Burgess, a banker, and his wife,Ethel. They remained here until about 1926. Carl and Virginia <br /> Wheeler owned the property from about 1928 into the 1930s. By 1942 Raymond and Doris(Engstrom)Bond were living <br /> here. The house was conveyed by Doris Bond to the Grey Nuns Charities in 1953. <br /> The architect of this house, Lois Lilley Howe(1864-1964),was born in Cambridge and studied at the Museum of Fine <br /> Arts School in Boston before receiving a degree in architecture from M.I.T. in 1890. She received her first commission <br /> to build a house in 1894, and worked alone and with various partners until 1900. She established her own firm in 1901 at <br /> 101 Tremont Street,Boston. She was the second woman elected to the American Institute of Architects(A.I.A.),the first <br /> woman Fellow of the A.I.A. and the first woman elected to the Boston Society of Architects. Howe concentrated on <br /> domestic architecture. She was noted for pioneering the use of stucco and also had a keen interest in the issues of public <br /> housing. Howe retired from active practice in 1937. <br /> The MACRIS data base has eight listings for residences in Brookline, Cambridge, and Lexington that were designed or <br /> remodeled by architect Lois Lilley Howe in the early 20th century. Her other commission in Lexington is the home for <br /> Charles Kettell at 10 Eliot Road(#506), designed in 1902. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY: <br /> Cambridge Women's Heritage Project Database http://www.cambridgema.gov/cwhp/bios_h.htm]#HoweLL <br /> Lexington Directories,various dates. <br /> Lexington Minute-Man, Sept. 21, 1900; Feb. 1, 1902. <br /> Massachusetts Historical Commission,MACRIS database. <br /> Middlesex County Register of Deeds, Cambridge,Mass. <br /> Supplement prepared by: <br /> Lisa Mausolf <br /> Feb. 2009 <br />
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