Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This unusual Queen Anne residence at 10 Winthrop Avenue in the Wollaston Hills section was built in 1911 for a Mrs. A. C. Soutter. Boston architect Frederick H. Gowing (in practice 1903-1937) designed the $7700 structure and builders Singer & Stewart were the contractors. I like the curvilinear lines of the house and the conical tower, the rounded corners and what about the very prominent curved wrap-around balustraded porches, not to mention the granite foundation. I've been waiting to catch this multi-family residence dripping in icicles but conditions haven't cooperated. This is one of my favorite old houses in Quincy.

6 comments:

George Townboy said...

Just beautiful! Another great one.

Rambling Round said...

This one is from back when houses had tons of character.

Jim said...

wonderful looking house.

The Lone Beader said...

That is a mansion! :)

Southern Heart said...

I think that this one is my favorite yet! That is a lovely photo.

ldoherty said...

I'm so glad you took a picture of this wonderful grand home -- being a Wollaston townie, it's a favorite of mine too. Would love to see the inside. Being built on a hill, makes it all the more lovely perched nicely into the hill side.