Thomas Symonds House

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Thomas Symonds House
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Thomas Symonds House is located in Massachusetts
Thomas Symonds House
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°32′25″N 71°5′22″W / 42.54028°N 71.08944°W / 42.54028; -71.08944Coordinates: 42°32′25″N 71°5′22″W / 42.54028°N 71.08944°W / 42.54028; -71.08944
Built 1785
Architect Bancroft,Daniel
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Thomas Symonds House is a historic house at 320 Haverhill Street in Reading, Massachusetts. Built sometime between 1775 and 1836 by Thomas Symonds, Jr., it is the only Federal period brick-ended house in the town. The 2.5 story house has a hip roof and four interior chimneys, and its front door surround is a conjectured 20th century replacement for an earlier surround. The relatively high Federal style of the house is unusual for Reading, and may have been the result of the influence of Salem builder Samuel McIntire, who was related to Symonds (also a Salem native) by marriage.[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 Thomas Symonds House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-15.