Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts)

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Octagon House
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Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts)
Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Octagon House (Reading, Massachusetts)
Location 97 Pleasant St., Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′26″N 71°6′3″W / 42.52389°N 71.10083°W / 42.52389; -71.10083Coordinates: 42°31′26″N 71°6′3″W / 42.52389°N 71.10083°W / 42.52389; -71.10083
Built 1860
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Octagon Mode, Gothic Revival
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference # 84002762[1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

The Octagon House (or the Dr. Horace Wakefield House) is a historic octagon house at 97 Pleasant Street in Reading, Massachusetts, Built in 1860 by Doctor Horace Wakefield, it is a distinctive variant of the type, executed as a series of small octagonal shapes around a central cupola. The building is fashioned from large, heavy timbers in the manner of a log cabin, with long first-floor windows. The porches and eaves have heavy zigzag trim and brackets, some of which have carvings resembling gargoyles.[2]

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

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  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 Octagon House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-18.