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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 6 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 /> The house at 6 Tewksbury Street is a 1 ''/2-story,wood-shingled cottage set on a mortared fieldstone foundation. It has an L- <br /> shaped plan with a single-story porch filling the recess, supported by a Doric column. Windows consist of 6/1 sash and include <br /> a shed wall dormer above the porch. Behind the original house is a two-story addition with a hooded entry facing the driveway. <br /> The addition connects the main house with a gambrel-roofed former garage which has been retrofitted for living space. <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 6 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 a number of the lots on what is now Tewksbury Street to Bowman Patten. Patten laid out his own <br /> subdivision in 1910,this being lot 4 (Plan Book 189,Page 20). There is no listing for 6 Tewksbury Street in the 1920 Census. <br /> That year Bowman sold the lot to Annie O'Connor and in November 1922 O'Connor resold it to Statie Rose (Book 4569,Page <br /> 268). The 1924 directory lists Walter Rose, as a chauffeur living at 6 Tewksbury Street. Walter and Statie Rose were still living <br /> here in 1942. <br /> The property was acquired by Gloria Colbert in 1958 and she continued to own it until 1992. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Middlesex South Registry of Deeds, Cambridge,Mass. <br /> Sanborn Insurance Maps <br /> Town Directories <br /> U.S. Census,various years. <br /> 1906 map <br /> Continuation sheet 1 <br />