Brande House

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Brande House
Brande House, Reading MA.jpg
Brande House
Brande House is located in Massachusetts
Brande House
Brande House is located in the US
Brande House
Location 54 Woburn St., Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′26″N 71°6′23″W / 42.52389°N 71.10639°W / 42.52389; -71.10639Coordinates: 42°31′26″N 71°6′23″W / 42.52389°N 71.10639°W / 42.52389; -71.10639
Area less than one acre
Built 1895 (1895)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Queen Anne
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 29, 1984

The Brande House is a historic house at 54 Woburn Street in Reading, Massachusetts. Built in 1895, the house is a distinctive local example of a Queen Anne Victorian with Shingle and Stick style features. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Brande House stands just west of downtown Reading, at the southwest corner of Summer and Linden Street. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof and exterior clad in wooden shingles and clapboards. Gabled sections project from either side, with a large porch in the corner created by the section on the right, where the main entrance is located, and a smaller porch on the corner on the left, facing Linden Street. The right-hand porch is covered by a hip roof, supported by round columns, and has a simple balustrade with square balusters. The front facade is two bays wide, with a brick chimney rising at the center, flanked by two-story polygonal bays. The gable above has a recessed porch and applied Stick style woodwork. The left side gable section has three round windows in the gable, and the porch has a Stick style balustrade.[2]

The house was built in 1895 by Dr. Mahlon Brande, a local dentist who also invested in real estate. Its first documented resident, Fred Sperry, was a merchant selling furniture and rugs at a shop in Boston.[2]

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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. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Brande House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-19.