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In the year of the stock market crash (1929) this 10-story granite and limestone tower was built in Quincy Center for $400,000. It was built in a modernistic style that evoked a feeling of progress and prosperity in the bank's affairs. I like the simplicity of its vertical lines and the fact that all roads and pedestrian walkways in the Center lead you to this imposing art deco structure. The architectural firm responsible for the design was the well-known J. Williams Beal Sons of Boston with the contractor being L. P. Soule & Son Co. Beal Sons had previously designed the Adams Building, the Bethany Church and other superb buildings designed in various styles. The Bank of Boston is the present banking tenant and there are many unoccupied floors for lease . . . looking for space anyone?
March has proven to be a fickle month so far. This pre-school play area illustrates it well.
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.