Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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In 1925 this handsome house at 346 Highland Avenue was built for Thomas A. Faulds, a Boston baker's supplies merchant and the Faulds family remained in residence until 1938. Its architecture, "Prairie Bungalow" style, has its roots in California and the Middle West and is very unusual for Quincy. The overall impression is that of a resort home of the Mediterranean area or Southern California where I wouldn't mind being today.

9 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Wow! That is unusual.

Felicia said...

It does look like Southern CA! I love that style. One interesting feature on this house is the drain pipes right there in front!

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

How pretty! Those gutters are lovely. I wish I were there too. This has to be the coldest winter ever. Hopefully, it won't be the longest!

marley said...

Nice house. As soon as I saw it I thought Mediteranian.

Nikki Hootman said...

I found your blog yesterday and looked at all the pictures (I might be moving to Quincy). Boy was I shocked when I opened it up today! Haha, that house looks like one of thousands down here in Southern California.

slim said...

Glad you stopped by everyone.

Nikki- how ironic that today's post is a Cal style house. So what is the temp in your part of the world? Hope you come to Quincy . . . happy to answer any questions you might have.

George Townboy said...

I don't know how I missed this ... awesome shot of a beautiful house. I think I've seen architecture like that in Florida too.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Impeccable architecture and color.

Lynette said...

I would never, ever guess that this house is in Quincy! Wow!