Dewey Place

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Dewey Place
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Dewey Place is located in Massachusetts
Dewey Place
Dewey Place is located in the US
Dewey Place
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′20.67″N 71°7′1.8″W / 42.5224083°N 71.117167°W / 42.5224083; -71.117167Coordinates: 42°31′20.67″N 71°7′1.8″W / 42.5224083°N 71.117167°W / 42.5224083; -71.117167
Built 1853
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

Dewey Placeis a historic house at 176 Summer Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built c. 1853 by John Mansfield, a shoe manufacturer, in what was then a popular upper-class neighborhood of the town. The house as classic Italianate design, with three bays across the front and a cupola (a somewhat common Italianate feature in Reading houses of the period). The front porch appears to be a 20th-century alteration. The house's most prominent owner was Francis O. Dewey, a major dealer in glass lantern globes.[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 Dewey Place". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-20.