The House at 11 Beach Street in Reading, Massachusetts is a modest Queen Anne cottage, built c. 1875-1889 based on a published design. The house is a narrow three bays wide, an artifact of the lot size. It had fish-scale shingles and Stick-style decoration in its front gable, but most of these have since been removed or obscured by the application of synthetic siding.
The house was built as a speculative venture by Emily Ruggles, a prominent local businesswoman who operated a dry goods store and bought land on Beach Street for developemtn in 1875. This house and the one adjacent were the first houses she had built.