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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 15 THERESA AVENUE <br /> MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Area(s) Form No. <br /> 220 MORRISSEY BOULEVARD,BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS 02125 <br /> 2270 <br /> The area was likely developed in response to the electric street railway, which began service on Mass. Avenue in 1899. Like <br /> Liberty Heights to the south of Massachusetts Avenue (which it resembles, architecturally; LEX.Q), this neighborhood—known <br /> as Massachusetts Avenue Terrace and Arlington Heights Terrace—was laid out by Jacob W.Wilbur, a prolific Brookline <br /> developer. Wilbur typically sited his subdivisions near streetcar lines and appealed to working class residents. <br /> Theresa Avenue was laid out by 1922, when there were only three houses on the street, all unnumbered. Based on its style, 15 <br /> Theresa Avenue might have been one of these. The households on the street in 1922 included John A. Murray, a traveling <br /> salesman, and his wife Rose M.; Wensley Barker, a manager, and his wife Christine; and James Irwin, Jr., a carpenter, and his <br /> wife Mary. 15 Theresa Avenue is first depicted on the Sanborn maps in 1927. Its large lot in that year contained the land on <br /> which 11 Theresa Street now stands. Due to inconsistencies in the street numbering between the Sanborn maps and the town <br /> directories, the residents 15 Theresa Street in 1935 are uncertain at present. In 1945, this house was occupied by James L. <br /> Beaudreau, a painter, his wife Mae A., and Edward F. McBarron, serving in the Navy, and his wife E. Lorraine, a bookkeeper. <br /> Subsequent residents included William H. McAlduff, a meat cutter, his wife Eileen G. (1955 and 1965), and Frank J. Longleway, <br /> a truck driver, his wife Cecilia, and their son Frank Jr.,who was serving in the Marines (1965). <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Historic maps and atlases: Walling 1853; Beers 1875; Walker 1889; Stadly 1898; Walker 1906; Sanborn 1908, 1918, 1927, <br /> 1935, 1935/1950. <br /> Lexington Comprehensive Cultural Resources Survey, Period and Area Summaries. <br /> Accessed Jul 23, 2015. <br /> Lexington Directories: 1899, 1908-09, 1915, 1922, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1942. <br /> Lexington List of Persons: 1935, 1945, 1955, 1965. <br /> Massachusetts Historical Commission. "MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Lexington." 1980. <br /> . Form A– Liberty Heights, LEX.Q. Prepared by Anne Grady and Nancy Seasholes, 1984 and 2001. <br /> SUPPLEMENTARY IMAGES <br /> South (fagade) elevation <br /> Continuation sheet 2 <br />