Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

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This may be the only purple colored house in Quincy! The owner of this Dutch Colonial Revival on the corner of Lincoln and Winthrop Avenue, said that he painted his house purple to pay homage to one of his favorite childhood books: "Mr. Pine's Purple House." This story by Leonard P. Kessler, first published in 1965, it is a story of the triumph of individualism. Has anyone else read this memorable children's story?

6 comments:

Tanya said...

It looks pretty in purple. I've not heard of that book. I'll have to see if it's available at the library. Always looking for good books to read with the boys!

Walker said...

Very nice, stands out for sure.

Carol said...

I have not read the story, but I do like the look of the house. Does it fit the rest of the neighborhood I wonder. Enjoyed reading your blog.

Mr. Pine said...

Thanks! The idea is that each person has his or her own individual tastes and colors....
I waited decades but I finally got the purple house I dreamed of as a very young child.........

cherokeefox said...

Not often does a house entralled me like this one. IT IS GLORIOUS!!!
I am from Arkansas and while there is a lot of Southern charm here, nothing compares to New England architecture. I have never read the book but will look for it the next time I am at Barnes & Noble.

jewels said...

WOW !
this house is a great shade of purple,
and its` very pretty !
Like a childrens` dollhouse !