John Wade House

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John Wade House
John Wade House, Medford MA.jpg
John Wade House
John Wade House is located in Massachusetts
John Wade House
Location Medford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°25′15″N 71°7′18″W / 42.42083°N 71.12167°W / 42.42083; -71.12167Coordinates: 42°25′15″N 71°7′18″W / 42.42083°N 71.12167°W / 42.42083; -71.12167
Built 1784
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Colonial, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 18, 1975

The John Wade House is a historic house at 253 High Street in Medford, Massachusetts. It is one of only two early Cape style houses in the city. The 1-1/2 story wood frame house has a side gable roof, a large central chimney, and a granite foundation. The main facade is five bays wide, with a center entrance flanked by sidelight windows and pilasters. An ell and sunporch extend to the rear of the original main block. The house was built c. 1784 by John Wade, a tanner. A later owner added the Greek Revival entrance surround[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1] It is sometimes referred to locally as the "Pierce Tavern", although it was never used as such, and probably stood next door to a tavern.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record and NRHP nomination form for John Wade House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-26.