Built in 1875, this house very likely began as a Mansard roof cottage similar to its neighbors. However, a note in the Lexington Minute-man said that the owner, Charles T. West, added a second story in the 1890s.
Unlike its neighbors, which were built as rental properties, West actually lived here. In the 1887 town directory, he is listed as having insurance offices at the coal yards, but it 1894, he was an undertaken with offices on Massachusetts Ave.
Noteworthy features of the design include the vase-shaped turned porch posts and blusters, which repeat a smaller version of the posts.