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INVENTORY FORM B CONTINUATION SHEET LEXINGTON 25 WALNUT STREET <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 25 Walnut Street is a 1 'h-story side-gabled bungalow set on a rubble foundation with a rubble base supporting the <br /> front porch which is tucked under an extension of the front roof slope. A large gable dormer rises from the front roof slope and <br /> there is a three-sided bay window on the south gable end, adjacent to the exterior brick chimney. A large addition with deck <br /> extends behind the original house. <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 /> Along with the nearby house at 19 Walnut Street,this house was constructed for the Potter family. It appears that this house was <br /> constructed first—for William G. Potter, a farmer, and his wife Eva in 1915. The land,which belonged to Charlotte Kimball in <br /> 1910 was sold by Thomas Ray to William Potter in April 1915 (Book 3 96 1,Page 227). <br /> In 1920 William and Eva were living here with their two young sons and a boarder. (The house at 19 Walnut was constructed <br /> in the 1930s for son,Murray and his wife,Doris). In the 1942 directory William Potter's occupation is listed as"livestock" <br /> while Murray is described as a hog dealer. In 1960 there were 2,000 pigs at Potter's Piggery. <br /> The property at 25 Walnut Street was sold by Murray and Gail Potter to James Reilly in 1972. Reilly continued to own it until <br /> 1993 when it was sold to Ernest Seasholes,the present owner. <br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES <br /> Hinkle,Alice and Andrea Cleghorn. Life in Lexington, 1946-1995. <br /> Middlesex County Register of Deeds, Cambridge, Mass. (Plan Book 189,Plan 46; Book 3961, Page 227). <br /> Town Directories <br /> U.S. Census,various years. <br /> Continuation sheet 1 <br />
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