Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This eclectic $13,000 brick residence, located on the Squantum peninsula, was designed by Boston architect James Murraj in 1929 for Owen F. Oakes, a sweater manufacturer. It commands a gorgeous view of Quincy Bay and is built on land that belonged to the family of George F. Burkhardt, a Boston brewer and important Squantum landowner, from 1876 to 1907. By 1911 the property was owned by Lotta M. Crabtree, a renowned actress who accumulated large real estate holdings in Squantum. Crabtree (1847-1924) who reached her height of fame in the 1870's and 1880's, retired from the stage at the age of 45, and died in her own hotel ("The Brewster") in Boston.

5 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

what a beautiful little house. love the shot and the history.

Ineke said...

Wow, i would love to live there

Cowbark said...

Love this one!!! Thanks for sharing.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! I'll bet that's a fun house on the inside. Beautiful!

Southern Heart said...

Lovely house, and such an interesting history!