Sunday, August 12, 2007

Adams Mansion


The Adams Homestead consisting of almost 5 acres, and named "Peacefield" by John Adams and later to the Adams family as the "Old House" sits at the corner of Adams Street and Newport Avenue. The Homestead includes the well-maintained house, library, garden, and stables. John Adams lived in the house year round after retiring from the Presidency in 1801 until his death in 1826. In 1946 the Adams Memorial Society donated the property to the Federal Government.

4 comments:

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

First of all "very welcomed" on DP Community where you will meet lot fo friends. Then this photo it's absolutely stunning ! Great job !!

Jacob Duchaine said...

Wow, I wish my house was that big. It's only 5 acres though? That doesn't seem like much for a house that size.

travis said...

How interesting to see this photo with an airplane flying overhead.

At first, it looks as if we are standing at the same time in history - as if Adams himself could be present.

But then, you look up and far off in the distant overhead sky is the trail of a plane flying overhead -- something Adams could not have even dreamed of then! Amazing!!

I do believe the stone structure in the front of the photo is the library which Adams requested in his will be built and fireproofed to house his voluminous literary collection.

Very nice photo - thank for posting. I was watching the Adams series on HBO and was curious about his living circumstances and this photo captures it better than the gov site...so thank you!! :)

travis said...

How interesting to see this photo with an airplane flying overhead.

At first, it looks as if we are standing at the same time in history - as if Adams himself could be present.

But then, you look up and far off in the distant overhead sky is the trail of a plane flying overhead -- something Adams could not have even dreamed of then! Amazing!!

I do believe the stone structure in the front of the photo is the library which Adams requested in his will be built and fireproofed to house his voluminous literary collection.

Very nice photo - thank for posting. I was watching the Adams series on HBO and was curious about his living circumstances and this photo captures it better than the gov site...so thank you!! :)