Date of Construction: 1938-9
Original Architect: R. Brognard Okie
Description of the Resource: [Is this really an Okie house? Plans don't match] This brick house was designed by R. Brognard Okie in 1939 as a rental property for William Read. It is situated on a wooded lot at the end of a long driveway and is among a group of three small buildings adjacent to the Schuylkill Expressway and Schuylkill River. This Colonial Revival house is made up of three sections. The largest section is 2-1/2 stories tall and two bays wide. Attached to its northern wall is a one-bay and 1-1/2 story section. The third section, standing one story tall, protrudes eastward from this second section. Together they create an L-shaped plan. The larger section has one centrally located gabled dormer on each side of the side gabled roof. The second section has a second story gabled wall dormer and an end gabled roof, slightly shorter than the height of, but in line with the roof of the main section. The one-story wing is cross gabled and the southern half of the roof is extended and slightly flared. Okie designed four rental properties for Read in 1939, three of which were built. (8/2012) One of a group of three brick houses built as rental properties by William Reed and designed by R. Brognard Okie. They are now located close to the Schuylkill Expressway.
Street Classification: Minor
Name of Local Historic District: Not in a local district
Name of National Historic District: Not applicable
Reviewed By: Historical Commission
Inventory Index Number: GL206