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This stone house on the corner of Willard and Robertson Streets, was recently uncovered after a clapboard annex and porch were removed. If you enlarge the photo you'll see the scars left by the additions. I have never seen another house like this in Quincy and am still researching its history. I wonder if it was built with some of the leftover stones from a local "grout pile."
I would like to get inside the house to see how thick some of the stones are. Did you know that stone changes temperature so slowly that such a house is warm in winter and cool in summer? It can use less than 1/2 the amount of fuel you would use in a wooden frame house . . . imagine the fuel $avings . . . sure would like to switch fuel bills with the owner.
I really like the 12 over 12 windows.
Tomorrow I'll share the stone wall from the front of this property.
Some places south of Quincy are enjoying cherry blossoms while we are enjoying snow blossoms once again!
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.