Hancock School

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Hancock School
Hancock School, May 2012, Lexington MA.jpg
Hancock School
Hancock School is located in Massachusetts
Hancock School
Hancock School is located in the US
Hancock School
LocationLexington, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°26′50″N 71°13′54″W / 42.4472°N 71.2318°W / 42.4472; -71.2318Coordinates: 42°26′50″N 71°13′54″W / 42.4472°N 71.2318°W / 42.4472; -71.2318
ArchitectHartwell and Richardson
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #75000261[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 22, 1975

Hancock School is a historic former school building on 33 Forest Street in Lexington, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story brick Romanesque Revival structure, with a tall hip roof pierced by hip-roofed dormers. It was designed by the architectural firm of Hartwell and Richardson, and is the only commission of that firm in Lexington. The school was built in 1891 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[2]

For the past 30 years it has housed residential condominium units.

A major fire occurred on Halloween Day 2008.[3] The building's roof and interior have been rebuilt and restored.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Hancock School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  3. ^ "Historic Hancock School in Lexington on fire" Wicked Local posted on October 31, 2008 by Bobb Burgess (accessed 10/31/08) [1]