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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> In 1893 Mr. Warren Sherburne, owner of a prosperous glassmaking company, <br /> commissioned Mr. Kelley, architect of Boston, to design him a house on land <br /> he had owned for ten years in Lexington. Sherburne's acquaintance with Kelley <br /> preceded this commission by several years, since the Commonwealth Avenue <br /> residence of the Sherburne family had been designed by Kelley. Other buildings <br /> by Kelley which may have had influence on Sherburne's decision included the <br /> Tremont Theater, the Perkins School for the Blind, Hoffman House and the Savoy <br /> (see Continuation Sheet) <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 /> (See National Register Nomination Form) <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of publication, author, date and publisher) <br /> Biographical Dictionary of American Architects, Deceased. <br /> Bunting, Bainbridge. The Houses of Boston's Back Bay. <br /> Lexington Minute Man, May 18, 1894. <br /> Mary Loring, granddaughter of Mr. Sherburne. <br /> 10M - 7/82 <br />