Whittemore House

Whittemore House (HMBYU)

Location: Lexington, MA 02421 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 26.941', W 71° 16.073'

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On April 19, 1775, the house before you was the home of Jacob and Esther Whittemore and their four children. Although they were not involved in the battle, local tradition tells that a British soldier was shot and killed in front of the blacksmith shop that was on their property 200 yards east of here along the Battle Road.

The New England saltbox style of house was built to withstand and take advantage of natural weather patterns. The slanted roof assisted with snow melting, and deflected the cold north winds. Built to face south, the house took advantage of the sun for both light and heat. The bricks of the central chimney warmed the entire house in the cold winter, and low ceilings helped to retain heat.
Placed ByMinute Man National Historic Park
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 313501 N 4702123
Decimal Degrees42.44901667, -71.26788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.941', W 71° 16.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 56.46" N, 71° 16' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35-99 Battle Road Trail, Lexington MA 02421, US
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