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Tomorrow is Presidents Day so the "Church of the Presidents", also known as "Stone Temple" seems fitting to post because it contains the tombs of two Presidents: John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams and their wives.
Architecturally one of the finest houses of worship in New England, it illustrates a transition in style from Georgian and Federal to Greek Revival. Designed and built in 1827-28 by noted architect-engineer Alexander Parris, the designer of Quincy Market in Boston, the First Parish Church was constructed of blue granite from nearby quarries and represents one of the earliest uses of native granite as a building material in the United States. The 4 massive Doric columns in the front portico measuring 25 feet long and weighing 25 tons each, were hauled by oxen teams from the quarries to the construction site. John Quincy Adams provided the money for this edifice.
This church is a National Historic Landmark and a "must see" if you visit Quincy.
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.