Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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Number 74 Greenleaf Street, built by George W. Barker in the late 1870's is a very fine example of early "Stick Style". Greenleaf Street is rich in period architecture of the 19th century and is named after one of Quincy's best known family's of that time. I like the simple angular trim, diagonal braces, picket fence patterned boards and slate roof of this old house. My favorite elements of this house have to be the front and side porches. This house is located on a corner lot and it has a handsome granite wall around two sides of the property. I'll take you to some more Greenleaf Street properties on future Thursdays.

7 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

brian said...

this really is a beautiful house.. i'd love to own it, or even just see the inside. i love the detail in older homes like these...

Mo said...

Beautiful!

Jilly said...

What a fabulous house. My first boyfriend was called George Barker! No, not this one, I'm not THAT old. Your photography is lovely. I love the angles from which you take a photo. Stunning house.

George Townboy said...

Very nice. I want it.

D.C. Confidential said...

I love this series! What a gorgeous home. I'm so glad there are people who appreciate this kind of construction and put in the time and effort to maintain its beauty.

marley said...

Lovely looking house. Thanks for posting this beauty :)