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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 4 TEWKSBURY STREET <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. <br /> If checked,you must attach a completed National Register Criteria Statement form. <br /> ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION: <br /> Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of this building in terms of other buildings within the community. <br /> Setback from the neighboring houses,4 Tewksbury Street is a small two-story cottage with a gambrel front. It is sheathed in <br /> wood shingles and rests on a mortared stone foundation. The facade is spanned by a wood shingled porch which was later <br /> enclosed by the installation of jalousie windows. Windows elsewhere are predominantly 6/1 sash and are flanked by shutters. <br /> HISTORICAL NARRATIVE <br /> Discuss the history of the building. Explain its associations with local(or state)history. Include uses of the building, and the role(s)the <br /> owners/occupants played within the community. <br /> This property is lot 5 on the Plan of Houselots belonging to George F. Tewksbury in 1898 (Plan Book 112,Page 5). In 1897 <br /> Tewksbury had purchased land at the corner of Bedford and Hill Street as well as the adjacent Payne estate and had plans to lay <br /> out approximately fifty lots(Minute-man,April 2, 1897). Although that number was never achieved, in 1905 the paper noted <br /> that Tewksbury had"built up quite a little colony"in this part of town over the past two or three years (Minute-man,Nov. 18, <br /> 1905). Tewksbury Street had not yet been laid out by the time of the 1906 map. <br /> In 1902 Tewksbury sold many of the lots on what would become Tewksbury Street to Bowman Patten. Patten in turn laid out <br /> his own subdivision in 1910,this being lot 3 of that plan(Plan Book 189,Page 20). By 1920 the house was owned and <br /> occupied by Bernard Hossfield who was born in Switzerland in 1863. He immigrated to the US in 1883 and came to Lexington <br /> in 1898. He was still living here in 1942. <br /> The house was acquired by Albert Bettencourt prior to 1965 and sold by Bettencourt to Robert Phelan in 2005. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Hudson, Charles. History of Lexington,vol. 2,p. 308. <br /> Middlesex South Registry of Deeds, Cambridge,Mass. (Plan Book 112, Plan 5; Book 4230, Page 332) <br /> Sanborn Insurance Maps <br /> Town Directories <br /> U.S. Census,various years. <br /> 1906 map <br /> Continuation sheet 1 <br />