Read Dunes House

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Read Dunes House
Read Dunes House from road.jpg
Read Dunes House, June 2013
Read Dunes House is located in Indiana
Read Dunes House
Read Dunes House is located in the United States
Read Dunes House
Location1453 Tremont Rd., north of Chesterton, Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana
Coordinates41°38′40″N 87°02′52″W / 41.64444°N 87.04778°W / 41.64444; -87.04778Coordinates: 41°38′40″N 87°02′52″W / 41.64444°N 87.04778°W / 41.64444; -87.04778
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Builtc. 1952 (1952)
ArchitectRead, Herbert P.
Architectural stylePrairie School
NRHP reference No.10000858[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 8, 2011

Read Dunes House is a historic home in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana. It was built in 1952, and is a one-story, Prairie School style dwelling. It measures 58 feet by 29 feet, and has a low-sloped gable roof. The house was built for Philo Benham Read (1882–1961) and his wife Irene Martin Read (1902–1981), who were active in dunes preservation. It was designed by their architect son Herbert P. Read.[2]:5

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/12/11 through 12/16/11. National Park Service. 2011-11-23.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01. Note: This includes Pia Lopez (September 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Read Dunes House" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01. and Accompanying photographs.