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|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.
The current owner, Debra A Stackpole, has applied for a demolition permit for both the house and the barn. Her plan is to sell the lots to a company looking to erect a school. A Demolition Delay hearing is scheduled for 7/24/14 at town hall to halt the sale process for 6 months while an alternative is found. If anyone has a suggestion on how to prevent the demolition from occurring or may be interested in purchasing the property, please call Ann Gentile @ 781-942-6608.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Reading, Massachusetts
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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