Bowser Gazebo

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Bowser Gazebo
ReadingMA BowserGazebo.jpg
Bowser Gazebo is located in Massachusetts
Bowser Gazebo
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′27.84″N 71°6′20.24″W / 42.5244000°N 71.1056222°W / 42.5244000; -71.1056222Coordinates: 42°31′27.84″N 71°6′20.24″W / 42.5244000°N 71.1056222°W / 42.5244000; -71.1056222
Built 1894
Architect Wadlin,Horace G.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference # 84002514[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Bowser Gazebo is a historic gazebo at 25 Linden Street in Reading, Massachusetts. It is an open octagonal wooden structure, measuring about 10 by 10 feet (3.0 m × 3.0 m). It has a low cross-hatched balustrade, above which piers rise to support the octagonal bell-cast roof. The piers are paneled, with circular holes in the paneling. Above the piers is a large area of diagonal cross-hatching, with small rounded arches at the non-entry openings and larger round-arch openings at the entrances.[2]

The gazebo was designed by architect Horace G. Wadlin and built sometime before 1894. It is one of the only known surviving 19th century gazebos in Reading. It (and the house on the property) belonged to R. L. Bowser, owner of a local dry goods store.[2]

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

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record, photos, and NRHP nomination for Bowser Gazebo". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-19.