Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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Built in the 1870s, this residence at 284 Adams Street, is one of Quincy's finest examples of "stick style" architecture. Characteristics include angularity, verticality, and asymmetry with a great deal of emphasis on the wall surface as a decorative element. The recent renovation kept the carriage house in harmony with the house. This is one of the most interesting houses in Quincy and has been recommended for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located on the same street as the Adams National Historic site.

5 comments:

magiceye said...

looks like a doll house

Marie-Noyale said...

I am learning a lot of new style with your Thursday house!!
I only knew three of them Victorian , Colonial and Mediterraneen!!

crittoria said...

What a beautiful home, with so many interesting details. Thanks for educating us on the design - I'd never heard of that before.

marley said...

How delightful! What a place to live!

Professor said...

Oh so pretty! Looks like where I grew up!