Cheney Read House

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Cheney Read House
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Cheney Read House is located in Massachusetts
Cheney Read House
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′54″N 71°6′32″W / 42.36500°N 71.10889°W / 42.36500; -71.10889Coordinates: 42°21′54″N 71°6′32″W / 42.36500°N 71.10889°W / 42.36500; -71.10889
Built 1846
Architect Hyde,William
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

The Cheney Read House is an historic house at 135 Western Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built in 1846 by William Hyde, and is the only house in Cambridge's Cambridgeport neighborhood with a two-story Greek portico. It has four full-height Doric columns, with a gable end that is steeper than the usual Greek Revival style.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Cheney Read House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-22.