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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.