Benjamin Beard House

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Benjamin Beard House
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Benjamin Beard House is located in Massachusetts
Benjamin Beard House
Benjamin Beard House is located in the US
Benjamin Beard House
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′0.4″N 71°6′3.01″W / 42.516778°N 71.1008361°W / 42.516778; -71.1008361Coordinates: 42°31′0.4″N 71°6′3.01″W / 42.516778°N 71.1008361°W / 42.516778; -71.1008361
Built 1854
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Benjamin Beard House is a historic house at 251 Ash Street in Reading, Massachusetts. The 1.5 story wood frame house was built in the early 1850s, and is an excellent local example of Greek Revival style. It is laid out in what was a fairly common local variant, with the long spine of the house parallel to the street. There are pilasters on the corners, and the front entry has a somewhat Federal style high entablature. Benjamin Beard, its first owner, was the town's first watchmaker.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Benjamin Beard House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-19.