Charles Wells House

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Charles Wells House
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Charles Wells House is located in Massachusetts
Charles Wells House
Charles Wells House is located in the US
Charles Wells House
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′9″N 71°6′51″W / 42.51917°N 71.11417°W / 42.51917; -71.11417Coordinates: 42°31′9″N 71°6′51″W / 42.51917°N 71.11417°W / 42.51917; -71.11417
Built 1894
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Queen Anne
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Charles Wells House is a historic house at 99 Prescott Street in Reading, Massachusetts. The two-story Queen Anne Victorian wood-frame house was built in 1894 by Charles Wells, a New Brunswick blacksmith who married a Reading woman. The house is clad in clapboards and has a gable roof, and features a turret with an ornamented copper finial and a front porch supported by turned posts, with a turned balustrade between. A small triangular dormer gives visual interest to the roof above the porch. The house is locally distinctive as a surviving example of a modest Queen Anne house, complete with a period carriage house/barn.[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 Charles Wells House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-15.