Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

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This newly refurbished apartment building on Granite Street is one of Quincy's earliest apartments. The rich blue-gray color and contrasting white trim really plays up this handsome colonial revival structure and makes it stand out against its surroundings. I am still researching this one and will post any findings.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

So stately. Those colors make me think of the Cape.

Marie-Noyale said...

That blue-gray is one of my favorite colors for houses,these days,with the white woodwork of course!

valerie lambright said...

I envy you living around such beautiful architecture. One of my favorite pastimes used to be to walk through neighbourhoods in the older districts just to soak it all up. Now I live in a small town that lost much of it's older buildings through fire or neglect. Your pictures speak to me on such a personal level. You have the gift of sight and the ability to make it come alive.

Elie O' Brian said...

WHO ON EARTH WOULD BUILD A SUCH A HOUSE? yeah..a great fellow

Wulida Rochman said...

Very very good architecture! I feel like in Alaska..wakakka.. :-)

Fllu said...

The house itself is not that... interesting. The photo is, though. Nice contrast!

Jacob said...

Beautiful photo. Whoever did a magnificent job of restoration!

The Silent Writer said...

The color of that house is amazing. I also love the combination of blue and gray. It reminds me of the ocean.

slim said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. Valerie - - I am moved by your very kind words and am happy that I can share something about my community that people enjoy seeing.

SpottedLop said...

I lived there in 1992 - back when it was old mint green vinyl. It looks great! The upper level apartments were on 2 levels, lots of space, and the location was great. They were renting for $750+ utilities back then.