House at 15 Wave Avenue

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House at 15 Wave Avenue
House at 15 Wave Avenue, Wakefield MA.jpg
House at 15 Wave Avenue
House at 15 Wave Avenue is located in Massachusetts
House at 15 Wave Avenue
House at 15 Wave Avenue is located in the US
House at 15 Wave Avenue
Location 15 Wave Ave., Wakefield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°30′40″N 71°4′14″W / 42.51111°N 71.07056°W / 42.51111; -71.07056Coordinates: 42°30′40″N 71°4′14″W / 42.51111°N 71.07056°W / 42.51111; -71.07056
Area less than one acre
Built 1875 (1875)
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference #

89000679

[1]
Added to NRHP July 06, 1989

The House at 15 Wave Avenue in Wakefield, Massachusetts is a well-preserved Italianate style house. It was built between 1875 and 1883, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

Description and history[edit]

Wave Avenue is located north of downtown Wakefield, and is a two-block residential street just east of Lake Quannapowitt. This house is set on the south side of the street, facing north on a lot that slopes down west toward the lake. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a front-facing gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. A two-story ell projects to rear, offset slightly to the left side. Its main facade is three bays wide, with the entrance in the leftmost bay. A single-story porch extends across the front supported by square posts with jigsawn brackets and valances. The front gable houses a pair of round-arch windows, and the roofs extended eaves are studded with paired decorative brackets.[2]

The land on which this house was built previously belonged to Thomas Emerson, owner of one of Wakefield's major shoe manufactories, located downtown at Main and Yale Streets. Emerson was also active in local politics, serving in many town offices and in the state legislature. Emerson died in 1871, and his heirs laid out Wave Avenue for development. This house was built sometime between 1875 and 1883, based on analysis of period maps. Residents of this area included both the management and workers of local shoe factories, and one shoe factory, that of Henry Haskell, stood at the foot of Wave Avenue.[3]

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References[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 House at 15 Wave Avenue". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for House at 11 Wave Avenue". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-11.