Bret Read House - 571 Hartz Avenue

The original address for this building was 355 S Hartz Avenue before the street names and addresses were changed by the Town in the 1980's. The structure was built in the late 1900's and has the typical features of a Neo-classical Row House, with symmetrical windows, center door, and gabled roof, however it has no columned porch, which would have been typical for the period. It is believed that the original home has a porch, but at some point it was removed. The building is no longer a residence, but a commercial property.

About Bret Read

Bret Read was the local constable who married Ramona Lynch (from a San Ramon Valley family) and lived in this home. The house was later sold to George Brazil who lived there for many years before Dorothy Kelly, believed to be his daughter, obtained the property.