Tuesday, March 25, 2008

5 Chimneys & 4 Gables

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Architect George E. Robinson designed this fine Colonial Revival commercial brick building in 1940 for a sum of $50,000. Robinson is better known for designing numerous fire stations in Quincy beginning with the Central Headquarters in 1938. This building located at 50 Adams Street, still has it's original slate roof and is just down the street from the Adams Mansion. It is occupied by South Shore Buick, America's oldest Buick dealership, and has been owned by the FitzGerald family for 85 years. If you would've rather have had a Buick check out these models 1908-1949. (Keep scrolling down until you see the pictures.) I would like to have had the 1931 56S coupe! How about you?

5 comments:

Southern Heart said...

Very nice photo...you have such lovely architecture in your area.

George Townboy said...

Great shot, as always. I had to count the chimneys and gables to be sure you didn't mess up, lol.

The link for the Buick photos didn't work for me.

The Lone Beader said...

I saw the Buick pics. Those are way cool. I love the Y Job concept car.

And, I've done a bit of business with SS Buick. I used to bring in my 21 yr. old LeSabre Coupe, and they would marvel at it cuz it looks like it just rolled outta the showroom. But, I stopped going there cuz it's highway robbery! LOL.

Destitute Rebel said...

beautiful picture, I love the architechture. the red vrick gives buildings a lovely effect.

D.C. Confidential said...

Love the title on this entry! Cool picture and great links, too. Thank you for this historical tour.