Carter Mansion

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Carter Mansion
Carter Mansion, Reading MA.jpg
Carter Mansion
Carter Mansion is located in Massachusetts
Carter Mansion
Carter Mansion is located in the US
Carter Mansion
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′24″N 71°6′31″W / 42.52333°N 71.10861°W / 42.52333; -71.10861Coordinates: 42°31′24″N 71°6′31″W / 42.52333°N 71.10861°W / 42.52333; -71.10861
Built 1802
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate, Other, Federal
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Carter Mansion is a historic house located at 89 Woburn Street in Reading, Massachusetts.

Description and history[edit]

The 2.5 story wood frame house was built in 1802 by Daniel Chute, owner of one of the first shoemaking businesses in Reading. Originally a Federal style building, it was successively refashioned during the 19th century as architectural tastes changed. In the 1850s it was modified with Italianate styling with the addition of carved window surrounds and the bracketed porch. In the 1870s the central gable was added to the front facade, giving the house a Queen Anne flavor. Around the same time an addition was added to the rear of the house. These later works were done by William Carter, son of Samuel Carter, owner of a local steam-powered mill who had married into the Chute family. The younger Carter had the family name engraved into the granite stairs at the front of the property.[2]

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

See also[edit]


  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 Carter Mansion". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-19.