Kemp Place

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Kemp Place
Kemp Place
Kemp Place is located in Massachusetts
Kemp Place
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′17″N 71°7′2″W / 42.52139°N 71.11722°W / 42.52139; -71.11722Coordinates: 42°31′17″N 71°7′2″W / 42.52139°N 71.11722°W / 42.52139; -71.11722
Built 1853
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Kemp Place is a historic farmstead at 186 Summer Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts. The Italianate farmhouse was built in 1858 by Robert "Father" Kemp, founder of the Old Folks Concerts, a nostalgic singing group that toured the country. It is one of Reading's more elaborate Italianate houses, and is one of the few of the period whose cupola has survived.[2]

The farmhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984; the property's period barn has also been listed.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Kemp Place". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-20.