Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Circle of Life

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Lydon's Funeral Chapel, pictured here and in the background of yesterday's post, was built in the 18th century and given to a young lady as a wedding present from her father. This handsome building has also served as a birthing house, nursing home, and it's present function as a funeral home. Quincy residents who were born here have returned many years later to pay their respects.

The stone grotto-like structure functions as a waterfall in warmer weather. On occasion the grounds of the funeral home become enshrouded in bubbles from a local soap prankster.

4 comments:

• Eliane • said...

Very nice building. I like the idea of the full circle.

Beantown Today said...

Nice shot and interesting history. The landscaping is always so manicured around those buildings!

marley said...

Thats a lovely looking building. Nice post.

Gameday said...

What a beautiful building with such interesting history... Very fitting for a City so rich with history!