Joseph Parker House

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Joseph Parker House
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Joseph Parker House is located in Massachusetts
Joseph Parker House
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°32′11.73″N 71°7′14.78″W / 42.5365917°N 71.1207722°W / 42.5365917; -71.1207722Coordinates: 42°32′11.73″N 71°7′14.78″W / 42.5365917°N 71.1207722°W / 42.5365917; -71.1207722
Built 1795
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Joseph Parker House is a historic house at 107 Grove Street in Reading, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story wood frame house was probably built around 1795, when it first appeared on local maps. It is predominantly Federal in its styling, with smaller second-story windows and boxed cornices. Its center entry surround is a Greek Revival feature, with an architrave surround with corner blocks and half-length sidelight windows. The house's notable occupants include Loea Parker, who died in the War of 1812, and F. Howard Gilson, an early experimenter in photography. From 1910 to 1032 it was owned by the Fathers' and Mothers' Club, which used it as a country retreat for urban youth.[2]

The house was added to 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 Joseph Parker House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-17.