Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

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President John Adams was born in 1735 and raised in this weathered New England "salt box" farmhouse on Franklin Street. He spent his young married life here with his wife, Abigail. This modest house also served as John Adam's law office, where along with Samuel Adams and James Bowdoin, he wrote the Massachusetts Constitution on which the U.S. Constitution was modeled.

10 comments:

mo_inoh said...

I see this house in person. I loved living in North Andover when I was a kid. MA has much history and really cool places to go and see. Great Picture.

brattcat said...

This is a beautiful shot. You can almost imagine the sense of pride they must have felt when their horses pulled up to the homestead...that wonderful moment of coming home.

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marley said...

That is an old house!

floreta said...

an excellent composition! very strong foreground and background! the tree lining the top left corner is just perfect.

Tabib said...

Thanks for history lesson! ;)

Jacob said...

Thanks for this photo. John was OK, but I thought Abigail was the greatest!

Guy D said...

Excellent photo, visiting your site never disappoints.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sandy said...

Deacon John Tudor's son was an apprentice/law clerk to John Adams - this was of interest to me as he is one of my relatives. I liked seeing the house where he likely worked! (I believe Deacon John is buried in the Old North Church burial grounds.)

gbyue said...

Thanks for your photo!
The simplicity in this house is remarkable.i love it.