Wisteria Lodge (Reading, Massachusetts)

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Wisteria Lodge
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Wisteria Lodge (Reading, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Wisteria Lodge (Reading, Massachusetts)
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′25.05″N 71°7′5.89″W / 42.5236250°N 71.1183028°W / 42.5236250; -71.1183028Coordinates: 42°31′25.05″N 71°7′5.89″W / 42.5236250°N 71.1183028°W / 42.5236250; -71.1183028
Built 1873
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Private
MPS Reading MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1984

Wisteria Lodge is a historic house at 146 Summer Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts. The 2-1/2 story Second Empire wood frame house was built in 1850 by Oscar Foote, a local real estate developer entrepreneur who attempted to market bottled mineral water from nearby springs. The house has a mansard roof with fish scale slate shingles, bracketed eaves, an elaborate porte cochere, and styled window surrounds with triangular pediments. The porches ahd porte cochere are supported by square columns set on paneled piers, with arched molding between.[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 Wisteria Lodge". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-15.