Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts)

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Octagon House
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Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts)
Location 97 Pleasant St., Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′26″N 71°6′3″W / 42.52389°N 71.10083°W / 42.52389; -71.10083Coordinates: 42°31′26″N 71°6′3″W / 42.52389°N 71.10083°W / 42.52389; -71.10083
Built 1860
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Octagon Mode, Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference # 84002762[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Octagon House (or the Dr. Horace Wakefield House) is a historic octagon house at 97 Pleasant Street in Reading, Massachusetts, Built in 1860 by Doctor Horace Wakefield, it is a distinctive variant of the type, executed as a series of small octagonal shapes around a central cupola. The building is fashioned from large, heavy timbers in the manner of a log cabin, with long first-floor windows. The porches and eaves have heavy zigzag trim and brackets, some of which have carvings resembling gargoyles.[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 Octagon House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-18.