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ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (Describe important architectural features and <br /> evaluate in terms of other buildings within the community.) <br /> This unusual cottage with L-shaped plan and entrance on a diagonal at the <br /> junction of the two legs of the L, is one of the most charmingly embellished <br /> late nineteenth century buildings in Lexington. The two-story bay window on <br /> the Sherman Street side is the focus of decoration where diagonal boarded <br /> panels, brackets with rope molded trim, and gable with stickwork are found. <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 by Charles G. Fletcher, a horse dealer, who before <br /> 1889 subdivided his property along the current Fletcher Street, Sheridan Street <br /> and Sherman Street, and began to build rental housing. By 1898 he had built 11 <br /> houses and still owned all but one of them. Although not documented, Flet4;her <br /> may have seen the income opportunity of providing housing for the workers at <br /> George B. Grant's Lexington Gear Works (now the Jefferson Union Company) further <br /> east on Fletcher Street. <br /> f <br /> fl / <br /> f <br /> r <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES (name of pu ,.' <br /> 1875 atlas <br /> 1889 atlas --— <br /> 1898 atlas ' - - <br /> 1906 atlas <br /> 1OM - 7/8; <br />