Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

Lots of architecturally significant buildings were constructed in Quincy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many have been maintained over the years and have survived the wrecking ball and the ravages of time. One building will be featured here every Thursday. Why Thursday you ask? Thursday was chosen as a tribute to the public television program called This Old House because that was the night the program originally aired 29 years ago on public television in the Boston area.

Today's post is located at 86 Beach Street in the Wollaston section. The single residence is a fine example of an early Colonial Revival Style with a wrap around porch of the past Queen Anne period. I bet you can see Wollaston Beach from the widow's walk! The house was built around 1900 and was owned by the Chapman family until after 1935. It is a striking Colonial Revival style home and looks perfect with its coat of yellow paint.

11 comments:

Southern Heart said...

That is a gorgeous home (and you know your architecture, too!).

We used to love watching This Old House, and at the request of my older son (when he was about 6) , we met Norm at a local building supply when he was there for a "meet-n-greet". Very nice, down-to-earth man.

Isadora said...

Truly, this is a WONDERFUL house - it is comforting to even look at it. Somehow it looks self-containing, comforting - like home. The widows walk and pillars are what I envision in my dream home (the widows walk would be special on a beach front house!)

Are people living in it? It looks worn but maintained.

The Lone Beader said...

Very nice old house! I'll have to keep an eye out for that one...

Nathalie said...

What a brilliant idea : This is a gorgeous house and I look forward to next Thursdays !

Beantown Today said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to your Thursday series.

Lady Demeter said...

well, it's just amazing. the house reminds me so much of the 19th century. You're very lucky to live in such a beautiful city :).

and thanks for visiting my blog!

marley said...

That is a lovely looking house. I wouldn't mind one like that :)

Cowbark said...

Woohoo! We were tortured with hours of "How To Saturday" on PBS as kids - including, of course, This Old House. I cant' watch it anymore with Kevin as the host. It's just not the same.

slim said...

Thank you all for stopping by.

Isadora--it looks as though it is lived in and well maintained. It is comforting to look at ;)
Lone beader -- have you seen a house that excites you enough to express in beads?
Cowbark -- I agree with you about Kevin . . . bring back Bob!

Marcel said...

Great shot of a great house. I don't watch TV anymore, but This Old House is a great show too.

The Lone Beader said...

Good question, Slim... I have done an old abandoned brick building partially in beads... I am working my way up to doing more city scenes and more buildings and houses. That's for sure.... :D