Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This impressive mansardic residence at 67 Prospect Street was probably built by Israel Waterhouse, a pork dealer in Boston. Its ornamental details point to the Second Empire architectural period and this is one of Quincy's finest examples. This imposing structure is difficult to get a very good picture of and could use some serious maintenance before nature takes its toll. Children in this Wollaston Hill neighborhood think it looks like a "haunted house" . . . I'd have to agree with them.

7 comments:

Southern Heart said...

I just had a quick flashback to the movie "Psycho"...but it is a very pretty structure, and a neat shot!

Benjamin Madison said...

Love those verandahs on old houses!

George Townboy said...

Nice post and nice photo ... love that you did this one in black and white!

Marie-Noyale said...

I also thought of "Psycho" but it's too bad we associate those beautiful old homes with "Ghosts"!!!
I guess the B&W adds to the effect.

Destitute Rebel said...

Love the agle of the photograph and the fact thats its in b&w. Great shot.

marley said...

It looks like it belongs in an episode of Scooby Doo!

Great post!

The Lone Beader said...

I actually thought of Alfred Hitchcock.