Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shingled beauty

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This shingle style house on Shea Street in Quincy Point appears to be one of the oldest houses in this coastal neighborhood. It is a classic example of "shingle style" architecture prevalent along coastal areas of Northeastern United States from the 1870s to 1910. The view of the ocean from the tower must have been magnificent when it was first built. Does anyone else like porches?

8 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

Covered porches like that one I do like a lot. That house is lovely.

Rambling Round said...

I love porches, but my house doesn't have a single one! This is a great old house.

Beantown Today said...

I love porches too! Nice shot - and thanks for the history - I've seen lots of shingled houses but never new they fit into a certain time period.

smilnsigh said...

"Does anyone else like porches?" Silly man! ,-) Of course, I love porches! Especially since we don't have one. But the house I grew up in, did. Not a lovely enclosed one, like this. But still, a porch. :-)

And a tower too!!! -sigh- Yes, I'm sure the view today, doesn't match the view back when it was built. Too much building has gone on, between...
But I'm so glad to see another old house, which is loved and taken care of.

Thank you much, for you suggestion about "white balance"!!! I do remember seeing something about this, in my instruction book, when I was trying to take a closeup of jewelry. Maybe I "messed with" it then! Maybe I have to look into "un-messing with" it! ,-)

Thank you!

Mari-Nanci

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

Love porches, especially with a view. Great house!

marley said...

Porches are nice, but the tower is more impressive. Thanks for your visit today and your comment.

Jim said...

I love porches and I love that house.

Rich said...

This is a magnificent house . I love the colors. and I do like those old grand porches from that era.