House at 77 Howard Street

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House at 77 Howard Street
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House at 77 Howard Street is located in Massachusetts
House at 77 Howard Street
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°30′56.47″N 71°7′7.51″W / 42.5156861°N 71.1187528°W / 42.5156861; -71.1187528Coordinates: 42°30′56.47″N 71°7′7.51″W / 42.5156861°N 71.1187528°W / 42.5156861; -71.1187528
Built 1895
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #

84002675

[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The House at 77 Howard Street in Reading, Massachusetts is an excellent example of a well preserved Queen Anne Victorian house. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built in the 1890s, as part of a building boom in which Reading was transformed into a railroad suburb of Boston. Although it has a basically rectangular massing, it has a complex appearance, with the turret on the left, bay windows on the front facade, and a large front gable on the right side of the hipped roof. The gable is decorated with scalloped shingles and has a small recessed window. The front porch has bracketed turned columns and delicate balusters.[2]

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

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for House at 77 Howard Street". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-22.