Mark Temple House

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Mark Temple House
Mark Temple House, Reading MA.jpg
Mark Temple House
Mark Temple House is located in Massachusetts
Mark Temple House
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′25″N 71°7′9″W / 42.52361°N 71.11917°W / 42.52361; -71.11917Coordinates: 42°31′25″N 71°7′9″W / 42.52361°N 71.11917°W / 42.52361; -71.11917
Built 1753
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Mark Temple House is a historic house at 141 Summer Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story timber frame house was built c. 1753 by Jonathan Temple, whose family lived all along Summer Street. In the 1850s "Uncle Mark" Temple, remodeled the Georgian style house into the Greek Revival style then still popular in Reading. Among his changes was to turn the original building 90 degrees and raise its foundation. Oscar Foote, a locally prominent real estate developer and businessman, bought the house in 1863.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[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 Mark Temple House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-15.