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.


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!

Snow Blossoms 2

Some places south of Quincy are enjoying cherry blossoms while we are enjoying snow blossoms once again!